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Huge Chatoyant Tangiwai Toki by Alex Sands

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  • $195


A very large traditional Maori style Toki pendant with complex bindings hand carved in stunning and very rare translucent Chatoyant Tangiwai or Pounamu by master carver Alex Sands.
Tangiwai is the most ancient form of Pounamu and is a type of bowenite which is similar to jade but it is not jade.    Chatoyancy refers to the bands of an optical reluctance effect seen in some gemstones.

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

Size:   
110mm Long (4.3 Inches)     
Includes Free Postal Shipping Worldwide.     

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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