Fantastic Large Toki Pendant, Authentic Maori Craft, carved in Tangiwai Pounamu
Fantastic Jade Twist Pendant, Authentic Maori Craft, Handmade in New Zealand! A stunning Toki pendant, hand carved in rrare New Zealand Tangiwai Pounam by a Maori master carver in the way of a millenary tradition. Includes an adjustable plaited waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carvings. 70mm Long (2.75 Inches). Tangiwai Pounamu is actually a type of bowenite which is different in chemical composition to the more common nephrite jades, is a bit like the sheen off a spool of silk, shows as constantly changing colours and patterns inside the stone. As you move the Toki the patterns and streaks of light inside appear swirl around within. 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. Check out for other works from New Zealand craftsmen in our catalog. Please refer to pictures and judge by yourself, if you have any questions just ask and we'll be very happy to assist you. By subscribing to our Newsletter you will receive the latest info about our incomparable auctions, preference bonus and more benefits! So please visit our store now and see why we represent a magnificent choice when it comes to Fine Online Auctions. The item "Fantastic Large Toki Pendant, Authentic Maori Craft, carved in Tangiwai Pounamu" is in sale since Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Australian". The seller is "thecollectionexperts" and is located in Manukau.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Main Stone: New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu
- Size: 70mm Long (2.75 Inches)
- Handmade: Yes
- Main Color: Dark green
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
- Culture: Australian
- Provenance: Handcrafted by New Zealand artist