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Statement Toki Necklace

SKU 00073
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This remarkable statement necklace features 3 separate panels of recycled metal hand-cut into the shape of a Toki, or Māori axe, representing strength, courage and leadership.

Each of the pieces is adorned with hand-drawn etching symbolising the Māori legend of the birth of the world, the separation of Mother Earth/Papatūānuku and her forever love, Sky Father/Ranginui. The legend speaks of the moment they were separated, and the first light of the world, a golden glow, was seen. The large copper panel represents Mother Earth, and the etching shows the mists of the earth which are her tears rising up to the sky. The Silver panel represents Sky Father and his tears of rain down to his lost love. Between them is a panel of glowing, golden brass – the first light.

On the reverse of the pendant, are 9 “silver stars” representing the constellation Matariki. These stars are also the rivets that join the three panels together.

The necklace is finished with a hand-braided adjustable waxed cord.

This piece is a one-of-a-kind and was worn only once on the runway at New York Fashion Week in 2020.

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