This Medium Toki is carved from Serpentine Pounamu
& lashed with natural waxed cord with a fully adjustable neck cord that has been done in black waxed cord
Serpentine Pounamu is apple-green to black and is often mottled with light and dark coloured areas. Its surfaces often have a shiny or wax-like appearance and a slightly soapy feel. Serpentine is usually fine-grained and compact
This Toki (Adze) was an important Maori implement. In bone or stone, it was traditionally worn by Maori elders, as it represented power, wisdom, authority, strength, control, determination and focus.