This beautiful toki has been carved from a gorgeous piece of Marsden flower greenstone that transitions from golden yellow at the top through pale green down to dark green at the end. Its a lovely long design with traditional binding. 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: 86 mm x 38 mm
Cord: Adjustable sliding knots tied from braided black waxed thread