A very powerful symbol of strength, courage and leadership, the toki (triangle) is symbolic of the axe to the Maori People of New Zealand. The axe was traditionally used to fight, to show status and to present power, but now is given as a symbol of strength in the face of adversity and bravery.
This strong asymmetric triangle pendant necklace is created from Recycled Rimu wood (native New Zealand timber) embedded in coloured bio-resin. It measures approximately 10cm long and 3cm at it’s widest point. It has faceted sides and is finished with an adjustable waxed black cord.
The wood used in this jewellery is a by-product of my other product manufacturing and is sourced from homes demolished following the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. New Zealand Rimu is a beautiful red and honey coloured wood, long prized as the superior building material in this part of the world.
The Rimu chips are embedded into Super-Sap bio-resin; an eco-friendly material with a certified 18% Bio-based content. This bio-resin is produced to help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Super Sap state that “by employing green chemistry techniques that require less energy and produce less harmful byproducts, we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from production of our resins by 50% over conventional petroleum based epoxies. We replace petroleum based carbon with renewable plant-based carbon. The raw materials going into our resins are co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials do not compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Using an international standard method of radio carbon dating, we verify the renewable content of the resins so you know exactly where they come from.”
You know that this pendant is produced with eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable materials and processes making it an ideal choice for any one keen to be actively environmentally conscious.