Intricately Carved Bone Bound Toki Pendant
Size (mm): 130 L x 39 W (bone part only)
This bone carving is a beautiful piece of Maori jewellery with Paua shell accents. This hand-carved piece depicts a tiki face. This Maori necklace comes with a black wax cord. The binding is tight, which is paramount for a long-lasting Toki. The height that the pendant hangs at can be adjusted using the sliding knots. Each carving is supplied loose in a plastic bag. Each piece is individually carved so slight variations can occur.
The Adze or Toki symbolizes strength as it represents the traditional Maori tool, whose blade had to be strong so as not to break when used.
The Tiki represents the human form and one's ancestors. Traditionally passed from parent to child or used for protection and good luck.