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Large Flower Jade Toki

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  • $235


An amazing one of a kind large Maori style Toki pendant with complex traditional binding and hand carved from a natural flower jade river stone by master carver Alex Sands.

This extraordinary piece is carved from the surface of a natural Marsden Flower jade river stone so has a strong curved shape following the form of the original stone.  On the back it features the natural textures and marks created on the outer surface of the stone as it was tumbled around and worn down over thousands of years by the action of the high alpine river in which it was found.
   

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

Size:  
90mm Long (3.5 Inches)  

This is a unique one of a kind collectors piece 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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