Pounamu Toki 38mm
Toki with carved koru feature.
On a waxed nylon cord. Adjustable length.
3.8cm x 5cm x 0.6cm
The koru, which is often used in Maori art, is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. Its circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. The koru therefore symbolises the way in which life both changes and stays the same.
The toki (adze) is a type of blade, is associated with determination, control, strength, focus and hope.
No two pieces of pounamu are the same, and every stone is treated with the utmost respect by those who source and carve it.
Renowned for its beauty and strength, the rare stone is highly valued by both Māori and greater New Zealand. While generically known as ‘greenstone’ Pounamu refers to the particular types of hard nephrite jade, bowentine or serpertine found only in southern New Zealand.