Very Large New Zealand Greenstone Toki

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Greenstone New Zealand toki or pendant

A beautiful, very large New Zealand Greenstone Toki carved here in NZ and bound by a black waxed cord.  It is 120mm tall by 40mm wide at the end opposite the binding and it is about 7mm in thickness.

This is genuine New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone), sourced and hand carved in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Pounamu is of great cultural significance for Maori and is believed to enhance mana (prestige) of its possessor. When received as a gift Pounamu is said to gain value as a special treasure. 

The "Toki" is a symbol of courage and strength in time of adversity. The toki (adze)was a chizel tool used by the Maori people of Aotearoa to carve everything from their great wakas (canoes) to the intricate designs found in their marae (meeting house).