Small Pounamu Lashed Toki Kokopu
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Small Pounamu Lashed Toki Kokopu

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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.

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: Approx 50mm x 13mm
Traditionally lashed with black cord 
Sliding knots for adjusting length
Price is for one pendant

The image is indicative only as each piece is hand made and unique. Please contact us to enquire about size and colour before purchasing online so we can be sure to get you what you like. We can email you images of what we currently have in stock.

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