Aotea Toki - Aotea Adze Pendant Necklace



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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 is carved from Aotea stone, a rare stone found only in one area of South  Westland, NZ.  Also known as Hine, the stone is a blend of kyanite (blue), fuchsite (green) and Quartz (white) and can often have a glittery appearance. 

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

This piece measures: 55 x 23 mm with a 350 mm adjustable hand braided strap.