Aotea Toki - Aotea Pounamu Adze Pendant Necklace



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This Toki necklace has beautiful layers of blue and green and muka (tan).  It is hung by an adjustable black hand platted cord and was hand-carved by Samuel Potter. It measures 10.5 x 3 cm.

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 piece was hand carved by Samuel Potter