Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface

Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface

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This piece makes a stunning combination of a finely polished HeiToki with the natural raw surface of the stone exposed to the Arahura River elements. With such extraordinary texture and colouration varies from deep green to bluish light grey Inanga Pounamu type. This piece is finished off with an adjustable black cord.

DIMENSIONS:

77 mm (long) x 14 mm (wide) x 12 mm (thick)

HEI TOKI:

The Hei Toki Blade is a culturally significant symbol within the Maori culture, representing courage and strength, particularly in times of difficulty. These blades were carved to be used as chisel tools for the practice of Whakairo (Traditional wood carving), to craft Marae (meeting houses) and Waka (canoes).

Māori elders also wore Hei Toki pendants to symbolise power, wisdom and authority.  New Zealand Greenstone, known to Maori as Pounamu, and the rest of the world as jade, is a historically and culturally significant stone to all New Zealanders.

Maori have used the stone in rituals and as statements of rank and power. It protects us when travelling abroad and is noted for having healing powers.

Please visit www.oronegro.co.nz for more details about Oro Negro and our work.

OUR STONES:

Our stones are sourced from the Arahura River on the West Coast of the South Island. All of our pieces are carved by hand and finished off using the traditional method of sanding by hand with a sandstone stick. We follow the Maori Whakairo (carving) and Tikana protocols closely, and we strive to craft Taonga (treasures) that honour the traditions of the Tangata Whenua (People of the land) of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and that make a homage to our own Tangata Whenua of Colombia who was also fine artisans and craftsmen.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Our Taonga & jewellery is made of high-quality metals and stones to be worn daily; however, they can still be damaged through harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and collisions. Keep your Taonga/jewellery away from chlorinated water as it can erode the metal, Avoid any hard knocks and scratches to your stones. If your stones look dry, rub them against your skin or rub a small amount of natural oil such as olive or coconut onto it.

 

Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface
Large Inanga Hei Toki Pounamu Pendant with Raw surface