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Large greenstone adze manaia

$201.97

Greenstone adze with Maori manaia with traditional binding, lashing. Another beautiful toki (adze) with the manaia design and paua eye. The carving has an adjustable cord and comes with a woven bag.

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Description

Large greenstone adze manaia. Another beautifully carved greenstone adze. Toki is the Maori name for adze. The manaia is a popular design and looks great with this toki. The adze has the traditional binding, lashing.

Size:

  • 92mmx57mm (3.62″x2.24″)

Hei toki
The ‘hei toki’ represents strength, authority and mana. In the early days the toki (adze) was used as a tool. Nowadays it is a ceremonial treasure – taonga representing courage and strength in hard times. The toki represents great power and the toki were often gifted to warriors and chiefs. 
Manaia
The ‘manaia’ is a spiritual guardian and protects against evil.

Additional information

Weight200 g

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