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).
It has been mounted on a native rimu wooden stand with a brass frame holding it.
N.B: This Manaia Toki comes with a tuft on the top as per photo 2.
This piece was carved by Mike Matchett
Size: 200 x 56 x 21mm