Pounamu Hei Toki

Pounamu Hei Toki

650 NZ

A rare taonga

In a contemporary toki (adze) form, the unique colouring of this pounamu makes it extremely rare. The design is solid yet refined and highly polished. Bound with hand-woven cord, this taonga will give spiritual strength and comfort and acknowledge the mana of the wearer.

53mm x 52mm x 19mm 107g

 

Pakohe Hei Toki

Pakohe Hei Toki

Sold out490 NZ

The Signature of a Tohunga

This pakohe was collected from a beach at Ōraka (Colac Bay) at the bottom of the South Island of NZ. Michael Matchitt brings his grounding in traditional forms to these sleek contemporary lines and curves. In years to come this will be recognised as a Michael Matchitt signature piece. 

100mm x 55mm x 28mm 131g

Pounamu Hei Toki

Pounamu Hei Toki

450 NZ

Mana in a modern world

Pounamu has always been given and worn as a sign of mana or prestige. When formed as a toki (adze-head) that meaning is amplified. This form by master carver Michael Matchitt takes on contemporary lines with a central feature - a void. He aha te ngako? What is the essence? What lies within? Only the wearer will know.

50mm x 42mm x 6mm 62g

Pakohe Hei Toki

Pakohe Hei Toki

310 NZ

Motion and tranquility

This classic and yet contemporary form is based on the toki or adze-head. Made of pakohe (argillite) hand-picked on Ōraka beach (Colac Bay), the grain is reminiscent of the movement of the waves. The notched facets are in contrast against the smooth surface, bringing both calm and forward motion.

93mm x 52mm x 11mm 91g

Pakohe Hei Toki

Pakohe Hei Toki

270 NZ

Abundance and peace

As a traditional tool, the toki or adze head was relied on for survival. With an adze, a family could have shelter and food. And so this hand-carved Michael Matchitt piece invites abundance into the life of the wearer. Pakohe sourced from Ōraka looking across Foveaux Straight.

70mm x 51mm x 17mm 82g

Porowhita Pakohe

Porowhita Pakohe

210 NZ

By women and land...

Within the grain of this Pakohe from Ōraka (Colac Bay), we see a mountain rising. The striking landscape sits within the fine, feminine curves of the porowhita (circle). Together, they bring to mind a Māori proverb that describes the great value men place on women and land: Mā te wahine, mā te whenua, ka ngaro te tangata.

58mm x 58mm x 3mm  32g