Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant

Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant

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This stunning Hei Toki  blade has been crafted by hand in our Oro Negro
Studio on Karangahape Road out of New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu
stone, from the west coast of South Island This piece has been finished off with an adjustable 3 plaited black cord.

DIMENSIONS:

34  mm (long)    x   21 mm (wide)    x   11 mm (thick)

HEI TOKI MEANING:

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).

Hei Toki pendants were also worn by Māori elders 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 important 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.

OUR POUNAMU:

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) 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 were also fine artisans and craftsmen.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Our Taonga & jewellery is made of high-quality metals and stones, that are made to be worn daily however they can still be damaged through contact with 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 it against your skin or
rub a small amount of natural oil such as olive or coconut on to it.

Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
Hei Toki Blade Small Dark Kahurangi Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant