Medium Pounamu Lashed Toki Inanga
Hand-carved pounamu pendant on a tightly braided cord with sliding knots for adjusting.
The Hei Toki Blade is a culturally significant symbol within the Māori culture, representing courage and strength, particularly in times of difficulty. These blades were carved to be used as chisel tools for the practice of Whakairo (traditional wood carving), to craft Marae (meeting houses) and Waka (canoes). Hei Toki pendants were also worn by Māori elders to symbolise power, wisdom and authority.
Inanga Pounamu, named after a native freshwater fish (Galaxias maculatus). The young of this species are commonly known as whitebait. Inanga pounamu resembles the pale colour and transparency of the mata (young whitebait). Inanga Pounamu is usually pearly-white or grey-green in colour and varies from translucent to opaque. All of Ernesto’s pounamu is sourced from the Arahura River in the West Coast of the South Island.
Pounamu: Approx 60mm x 20mm
Traditionally lashed with black cord
Sliding knots for adjusting length
Price is for one pendant
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