Large Kowhaiwhai Tokias010a
Carved from natural (unbleached) bone these pieces have some very interesting and unique colors and textures giving them an antique look.
Complete with a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
80mm Long (3.1 Inches)
This is a one of a kind piece that will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold
The Toki is the adz blade used to carve the great Waka (canoes) and to create the intricate carvings found on Maori buildings. It is regards as the mark of a creative person, an artist or craftsperson.
The styling of these special Toki reflect the Kowhaiwhai patterns seen carved into meeting houses which represent family and ancestry