Maori Toki – Pou – Tangata (Ceremonial Adze)
Description: Badge of office, symbol of high rank & mana. With Manaia, spiritual guardians & Koru, uncurling fern fronds, growth designs; Tie to Papatuanuku (earth mother); Paua shell eyes. Nephrite jade Blade (Toki). With diamond shape lashing.
Our carver uses native NZ wood (rimu, matai, totara or kauri) to carve this beautiful Maori toki pou tangata.
- Size: Greenstone (pounamu) blade measurements:
140mm long x 5mm thick x 30mm wide top x 60mm wide bottom.
(5.51″ long x 0.2″ thick x 1.18″ wide top x 2.36″ wide bottom)
- Stand: 440mm x 40mm wide (17.32″x1.57″)
Toki: 365mm long x 180mm deep (14.37″x7.09″)Our artist would need 6-8 weeks lead-time