This stylised toki pendant has been crafted from an "Yakusugi" and "Ipe". A "Toki" was a traditional maori tool used as an axe head or pointed tips in weaponry. As a pendant, they represent determination, strength and honour.
Yakusugi is a Japanese term a particular species of tree that are more than 1000 years old and found only on Yakushima Island, Japan. Ipe is another large tropical hardwood from South America and is also commonly known as Brazilian Ironwood.
The 6 ply cord has been crafted from wax coated hemp thread and the toggle has been carved from Shika deer antler