Toki Earrings in Kauri
Size - 6cm x 1.5cm
The Toki is the Maori tribal symbol of strength. It's shape represents an axe head. This carving tool based symbol resembles determination, control, strength and honour. It was traditionally carved in stone or greenstone and was passed down as an heirloom.
Kauri is the largest and most renowned of all the native timber trees.
Kauri timber is a light honey colour, with a distinctive silvery speckled lustre.
Northland is one of the places where ancient kauri can be found. Up to 50,000 years ago, thousands of hectares of kauri forest were flattened, possibly in storms. The trunks of the giant trees have been preserved in peat land, and are now excavated and milled for timber.