NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
Hei Toki Kotahi (Kotahi = United / Unity).
This powerful Hei Toki represents the diversity of the New Zealand people. The contemporary style of this Toki includes both Maori and Polynesian design motifs (patterns) to create a very unique piece.
As a traditional Māori adornment, the toki necklace was often gifted to someone who was deserving of recognition or honor. And now, today when worn around the neck it represents one's strength since it has such an affiliation with chiefs and an increased life force due to its connection with the Toki Poutangata.
Worn by warriors, The Toki is as a symbol of strength, and carries with it deep symbolism associated with mana, reverence and bravery.
- 125mm x 35mm - Paua Shell Inlay - Expertly hand carved