Toki is an adze used for carving wood; this is lashed with braided cord in a style unique to NZ. The carvers developed a style of wearing this around the neck so their prized possession (wood carving tool) will not be misplaced. Why is this a QUALITY one?The binding (also called lashing) sits inside the well notched slot, which has been created by cutting out the Jade on the sides locking the cords & reducing friction and movement of the cord, much more extra work than just binding over the jade. No shortcuts taken of sticking the cord to the jade that later comes off. Cord is perfectly bound not showing any Jade beneath through windows. Cord going around the neck is braided. Sliding cord which allows you to adjust the length as per your requirements. Has sliding knots with ends finished in lashed/bound molten knots to have a secure slip knot, unlike the knotted ends found in cheaper versions. 7 MIRROR POLISH on a natural shaped pebble.
71 X 40 X 15 Mms (chunky). 2 3/4X 1 1/2 X 5/8 Inches.
58 grams or over 2. COMES WITH WAXED BRAIDED CORD (ADJUSTABLE LENGTH) READY TO WEAR!
MIRROR POLISH with fantastic pleasant feel! Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in New Zealand Greenstone! My auctions offer you the range, choice and reasonable prices too! The item "Shane Greenstone Jade MAORI Pounamu Nephrite Marsden BOUND Polished PEBBLE 1 OFF" is in sale since Friday, July 27, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.