Toki Raranga Weaving

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This is a combination of a toki form with a pattern to represent the weaving or raranga of harakeke/flax. Raranga can represent many things. It represents a variety of facets being woven together to create something more than the individual … Continued

Toki Pikorua

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This is what is sounds like, a toki with a pikorua carved into it. The pikorua is on the back. The 5 notches on the sides are to represent whanau members. It is interesting to see some of the process … Continued

Nga Tamariki

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This is a set made for the 5 children. 3 kohine and 2 tama. The three roimata are for the kohine/girls, and the two toki are for the tama/boys, who are actually twins. What I didn’t know when I started … Continued

Whanau Toru

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This is a set for a whanau of three, Mum, Dad, and Son. Each piece came from the same piece of pounamu, they lay side by side connected until the recent carving process. This is how they started out as … Continued

Taku Whanau

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This set is for a husband and wife. It is to connect them with each other and with their three children. They are carved from the same slice of pounamu. They lay side by side, literally connected, for a very … Continued

Toki Rangatira

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I am proud of this toki, it is unique, has a meaningful kaupapa, and it will be highly valued. This is a stunning piece of Marsden Flower Jade, with the characteristic deep greens and the orange ‘flower’ at the end. … Continued

Hei Toki for my Dad

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Made this for my Dad on his big birthday recently. This is a made from a pounamu that he actually bought for me as a rough block. I have made toki for one of his brothers and two of his … Continued

Toki – Chisel

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This toki is made to resemble a modern day wood chisel. An ideal pendant for someone that works with their hands, as well representing leadership, courage, and strength.