Small Pounamu Lashed Toki Kokopu
Hand carved New Zealand Pounamu (NZ greenstone) Toki Necklace. This features a medium rectangular piece of greenstone, lashed with black waxed cord with a sliding knot.
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.
Kokopu Pounamu, named after the native water mountain trout, is most recognizable because of its brown spots, similar to those of the trout. Comes in a variety of colours and textures. All of Ernesto’s pounamu is sourced from the Arahura River in the West Coast of the South Island.
Pounamu: 53mm x 15mm x 8mm
Traditionally lashed with black cord
Sliding knots for adjusting the lengthClick here for more info on Ernesto Ovalle and to see more of the range
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