This stunningly huge toki has been carved from a gorgeous piece of Marsden flower greenstone that transitions from pale golden yellow at the very top through pale green down into dark green at the end. Its a simple and clean design with traditional binding that really allows you to appreciate the natural patterns in stone. Toki were traditionally worn by chiefs and warriors, as symbols of strength, wisdom, and authority.
Marsden Flower Greenstone comes from the Marsden area of the West Coast of New Zealand. The gold and white coloured variegation in the piece is called "flower" and makes this type of greenstone particularly valued and distinctive.
This pendant was hand carved on the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand, by Jeremy.
Size: 112 mm x 47 mm
Cord: Adjustable sliding knots tied from braided black waxed thread