AUTHENTIC KOKOPU MAORI Wearable ADZE! MADE FROM MOST SOUGHT AFTER "KOKOPU SPOTS" JADE from South Westland. This TOKI is special with Fantastic Binding, adjustable Length.
You will find Real quality carvings in my shop only. LIGHT GREEN WITH SHARP KOKOPU SPOTS. WITH THE BEST TRADITIONAL BINDING POSSIBLE. In shops in New Zealand. 59 X 27 X 8 Mms (plus curve).2 3/8 X 1 1/8 X 1/3 Inches. Toki is an adze used for carving wood; this is lashed with plaited cord in a style unique to NZ.
The carvers developed a style of wearing this around the neck so their prized possession (wood carving tool) will not be misplaced. What is a QUALITY Toki?
The binding (also called lashing) sits inside the well-notched slot, which has been created by cutting out the Jade on the sides locking the cords & reducing friction and movement of the cord, much more extra work than just binding over the jade. No shortcuts are taken of sticking the cord to the jade that later comes off. The cord is perfectly bound not showing any Jade beneath through windows.Toki is sloping widthwise means extra grinding. Toki is sloping thickness-wise means extra grinding.
Toki is ground at the back to make it curved. Cord going around the neck is braided. The sliding cord which allows you to adjust the length as per your requirements.
Has sliding knots with ends finished in lashed/bound molten knots to have a secure slip knot, unlike the knotted ends found in cheaper versions. COMES WITH WAXED PLAITED CORD (ADJUSTABLE LENGTH) READY TO WEAR!SATIN/GOOD POLISH with fantastic pleasant feel! Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in New Zealand Greenstone!
My auctions offer you the range, choice and reasonable prices too! The item "Greenstone Jade Pounamu Nephrite Maori AUTHENTIC KOKOPU TOKI New Zealand ADZE" is in sale since Saturday, November 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.