Hei Toki

Hei Toki


Hei Toki 

This taonga is made using Kahurangi variety of Pounamu. 

This is one of our traditional tools used for carving our oral histories not only in our Tipuna Whare (ancestoral house) but also our waka (canoes) and our faces in the form of Tāa Moko.

Today we can wear this taonga as a reflection of the carved histories inside of ourselves.


Length: 9cm

Width: 2cm

Bound with brown cord.


Each of these taonga are one-off crafted pieces, but we are able to re-create any of the taonga you see here or on our instagram@tekahapounamu (Stone may vary).

All of our 'taonga' are handmade and hand finished, because of this, no two pieces are exactly the same.

Pounamu is unique and each taonga has a story to tell...

To let the Atua and the wairua come to the fore to reveal the true taonga, that is  Pounamu.

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