Inanga Toki - Bright Jade Adze Sculpture

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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). 

It has been carved from a inanga pounamu, found on the beach of Big Baymounted on a native swamp kauri wooden stand and a brass frame holding it.

 This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox

Size: 145 x 60 x 12 mm