Te Wahi Pounamu Carved TokiTe Wahi Pounamu
Te Wahi Pounamu - the place of Greenstone.
Beautiful Toki or Adze with carved notched sides. A unique piece made from Kahotea Greenstone, lashed with a striking green unjustable cord..
Toki -traditionally a carving tool and weapon and, as a taonga, represents Mana -strength, determination, courage and focus.
Kahotea - A type streaked or flecked with white. The name Kahotea derives from Kaho, meaning light-coloured tea (white or clear).
Approx 6cm x 3cm
Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's and Te Wahi Pounamu brings to fruitions his vision of creating authentic pounamu pieces and providing the end holder with it's history.
From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carving or piece of jewellery, Deane is committed to taking you on the journey your unique piece of pounamu has travelled on it's way to you.