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Tangiwai Toki

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  • $85


A Toki pendant with complex traditional bindings hand carved in rare 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)  

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  

Tangiwai is not a jade but a type of bowenite with similar hardness to nephrite jade

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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