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).
The toki is carved from Aroha Stone, (Piedamontite Schist), which is characterised by beautiful colours ranging from pink to dark purple. The stone contains mica which gives it a magical shimmer and sparkle. In Maori the word Aroha means “unconditional love”.
This toki is carved by Samuel Potter and hung by an adjustable tan platted cord. It is a dark purple colour with white inclusions and minimal shimmer.
This piece measures 63 x 25 x 6 mm