Detailed Nelson Jade Manaia by Nick BalmeSKU
A large handcrafted Manaia pendant carved in beautiful New Zealand Nelson pounamu or Greenstone, with complex stippling detailing and a marden flower jade insert as the eye, this piece is stunningly carved by Nick Balme.
Complete with an adjustable plaited waxed braid, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
42mm Tall (1.65 in)
110mm Wide (4.33 in)
Includes Free Delivery Worldwide.
This is a one of a kind piece so it will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.
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.
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