In the ancient Māori world, the Toki or adze was a vital tool in everyday life. Toki have come to represent the strength and skill of an individual, and the acquisition of knowledge and mana (prestige).
It has been mounted on a native rimu wooden stand with a brass frame holding it and has been inlaid with a bi-disk of paua near the top of the sculpture.
This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox
Size: 173 x 73 x 9mm