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Sawtoothed Toki by soupcan13 Sawtoothed Toki by soupcan13
I decided to venture out from my comfort zone/hooks and try out something new. Heavily inspired by the Maori Toki/axe heads. Originally, these rectangular pendants were made out of stone and could be fastened to a wooden handle to use as a pick or axe.

This particular homage is carved out of cow bone, polished to a mirror shine, and bound along its lower edge with wax coated golden/brown twine. I recently learned how to braid/twist my own cord so its attached to a very sturdy 3 line cotton/wax necklace. The Toki is most strongly associated with courage in a time of adversity. I drew influence from both the Maori and the saw toothed war clubs used by many different Polynesian warriors.

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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Very cool looking.
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank ya thank ya, glad you like it!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
You're finding good inspiration.
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha ha....when I finished it and sat back after sanding, I thought the same thing....kind of circuit board like.....wow what kind of animal would have circuit board bones? Spooky....ha ha
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IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Totally dig the new design. Its almost got an electronic feel to it....though I have no idea why. All-in-all a great new piece Soup!
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