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Translucent Tangiwai Toki by Alex Sands

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  • $75


A traditional matt finished Toki style pendant hand carved in highly translucent Tangiwai  by master carver Alex Sands.    

Includes an adjustable plaited waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carvings.    

Size:    
50mm Long (2 Inches)    

Tangiwai is a type of bowenite (not jade) so has a different chemical composition to the more common nephrite jades    

This is a one of a kind piece by virtue of the amazing stone from which it was carved so it will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold    

The Toki is the adz blade was bound onto a wooden handle and used to carve the great canoes and details on the meeting houses. It represents a creative or artistic person and the coming together of head, hand and heart    

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