Kokopu Hei Toki - New Zealand Nephrite Adze Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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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). 

Kokopu comes from the Arahura River on the West Coast between Greymouth and Hokitika. The spots on the stone resemble the patterns on the Kokopu (speckled trout) which is the Māori name for the New Zealand native trout.

This Kokopu Hei Toki - New Zealand Adze is hung by a tan adjustable hand-plaited cord and measures 87 x 20 mm.

This piece was hand-carved by Sam Potter.

Collections: Samuel Potter, Toki, Traditional Carving

Category: adze, hei toki, Kokopu, new, Samuel potter, Toki

Type: Toki