Toki Poutangata

Toki Poutangata

Toki Poutangata

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Size: 380mm x 190mm x 45mm Stand 470mm x 140mm x 95mm.

Made of Mataī. BC Greenstone Blade, 8 Pāua eyes and feather with binding.

The toki is an adze used for carving and construction. The more elaborate ones were ceremonial and often had a greenstone blade.

Ceremonial toki were mainly used for the first and last cuts in construction of meeting houses and war canoes.

The head on the end of the handle represents a guardian figure that is always watching the back of the rightful owner. The principal figure traditionally represents an ancestor figure.

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