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Large Engraved Manaia Matau Bone Pendant

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A large hand crafted double sided Manaia bone necklace. This pendant incorporates the Matau and Koru design elements and features detailed engraved designs and Paua shell inlays.

Complete with an adjustable waxed plaited cord, a traditional style woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

Size:
75mm Long (3 Inches)
Includes free international post shipping worldwide.   

The Manaia is one of the more ancient mythical beings with a bird's 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 regarded as a kind deity protecting the people and helping them communicate with ancestors on the other side.
It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
The Manaia can be seen blended into many Maori designs such as the Matau (Hook) to depict its different powers and its interaction with the spirit or mortal worlds. This piece also incorporates the koru-spiral design, celebrating new beginnings.

Carved from treated and polished domestic cow bone.
Species = Bovine

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