Greenstone - Pounamu - Petite Toki
The Toki design originates from the axe head which Maori used to chip, carve and hollow out wood & sometimes used as a weapon.
Representing strength, determination and courage in times of adversity. To wear a Toki is a great honour and was traditionally worn by Maori elders.
New Zealand Greenstone sourced from the Arahura River, West Coast of the South Island.
Each piece is unique and individual, no two pieces are the same.
Beautifully hand carved in Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand by Donna Summers. As a child Donna was taught that pounamu is a precious taonga, a sacred gift that is passed down through the generations. While working with creating the traditional motifs she takes inspiration from the location where she grew up, whether it was spending hours at the beach fossicking or out in the far north wilderness.
Her work continues to evolve. Donna's intuitive carving reflects her skilled eye for beautiful design. Her pieces speak for themselves.
Approximate measurements - 3.2 x 1. 5 cm. Adjustable cord to suit what length you prefer.
Each piece comes in a flax kete.
Made in Aotearoa - New Zealand