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 been carved from inanga pounamu and mounted on a native swamp kauri wooden stand with a brass frame holding it.
This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox
Size: 143 x 58 x 18mm