My daughter and I carved her first pounamu pendant. She wanted to make one for her friend. She was so stoked, and so was I.
This is a gorgeous example of a simple traditional style toki, based on actual toki that were used when stone tools were the best on offer in Aotearoa. This is made from Kawakawa pounamu from the Kaniere stream area. It … Continued
This Toki is for a sone that is approaching adulthood and about to head out on his on haerenga/journey in life. The top line goes all the way around and represents himself. The dashes and notches are to represent his … Continued
This piece was made for a special couple to commemorate their wedding. The double koru is a symbol of coming together to make one of two, it is unity, it is kotahitanga. This piece on pounamu is from South Westland … Continued
This is an example of a re-curved toki, that is similar in design to some modern chisels. This particular one is made from Kawakawa pounamu, named for the colouring that resembles that of the kawakawa plant. It is 7cm long … Continued
This set is designed for the pure purpose of connection. Connection with immediate whanau and with those that went before. The two middle pieces are for the parents in this whanau. The two notches on the sides of their toki … Continued