Large Manaia KoruSKU
Complete with Paua shell inlays, a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
70mm Long (2.75 Inches)
The Manaia is an ancient mythical beings with a bird's head and a human form which is believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. It is regarded as a very 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 Koru carvings represent family, love new life and new beginnings