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Authentic greenstone toki pendant for baby - SOLD

Authentic greenstone toki pendant for baby - SOLD
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Ngai Tahu authentic greenstone toki pendants and greenstone carvings for baby that can be tracked.
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Pepe toki pendant for baby.

This carving has been sold.

All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most sacred gift.

Koru represents an unfurling ponga fern frond, symbolising new life, growth, strength and peace.

Name
  • Toki - adze
Stone type
  • Kawakawa
Region
  • Tai Poutini ki te Raki, South Island
Carved by:
  • Paul Graham
Size
  • 32mm x 20mm (1.26"x0.79")
About Paul:

"To me working with Ngāi Tahu Pounamu is a passion and a privilege."

In 2002 the opportunity arose for Paul to learn the art of carving and it has developed into a huge passion and lifestyle for him. He enjoys all aspects in the carving process especially learning more about the history and tikanga within Aotearoa. He believes each stone is unique and precious and feels extremely privileged to work with it. He finds it very rewarding working with individuals and groups to create one-off taonga (precious gifts) that are special to them.

Many of his carvings are based on traditional Māori designs, however he also loves the challenge of creating  contemporary art work, and learning from the past and present designs and carvers to try and add more of a flow aspect into his work.

He  beleives carving is a continual journey and hopes that it will be with him for many years to come. He looks forward to working in partnership with Ngai Tahu and participating with other skilled carvers who have commited themselves to a system that protects the special resource in Te Wai Pounamu.

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