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Large greenstone adze with moko

$ 299.00

Greenstone adze with Maori moko, tattoo. Traditional binding, lashing

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Description

Large greenstone adze with moko. This pounamu toki has a  Maori moko (tattoo). A beautifully carved large greenstone adze carving with Maori moko (tattoo). The adze has the traditional binding, lashing.

Toki/moko #2 has been sold; the toki on the left is still available.

Size:

  • 95mmx60mm (3.74″x2.36″)

 

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.

Moko
A moko is a Maori facial tattoo. Every moko contains ancestral and tribal messages specific to the wearer of the moko.

Additional information

Weight 150 g

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