Diopside Nephrite Mix, Taonga by Timoti
The was one of the most important tool for and were used for any number of everyday jobs such cutting down trees, carving out , digging ground, Moa hunting and food preparations. Because the had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use it became a symbol of strength(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
Taonga by Timoti