Aotea Adze- Aotea Stone Toki Pendant

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This Aotea Stone Toki is carved from the beautiful Aotea stone, a rarity found only in one area of South Westland, NZ.  Also known as 'Hine', this stone is a blend of Kyanite (blue), Fuchsite (green) and Quartz (white) and can often have a glittery appearance. 

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). 

This Toki has beautiful layers of blue, green and white.  It is hung by an adjustable black hand platted cord and hand carved by Samuel Potter.

This piece measures: 55 x 23 x 5mm