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Large Deer Antler Manaia Matau by Sio

  • $85

A very large hand crafted Manaia Matau pendant carved in deer antler with Paua shell inlays by featured artist. Sio.  
This is a thick fully rounded 3D wearable art piece featuring amazing detail and perfect form by a true master of his craft.  

Complete with a plaited waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also include a traditional style woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.  

85mm Wide (3.3 Inches) and 7mm Thick (0.25 Inch)  
Includes Free Postal Delivery Worldwide.  

This is a one of a kind custom piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.  

See more of Sio's amazing deer antler carvings in his gallery HERE.  

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.
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