The Manaia is an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
Also in this gallery are other similar guardians such as Taniwha (guardians of t rivers and lakes), and Marakihau (guardians of the ocean)
Many of these bone carvings also incorporate an inlay of beautiful rainbow coloured Paua shell.
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