Wheku Mask Manaia, pekapeka style bone pendantSKU
Carved in the horizontal Pekapeka style featuring detailed engravings and Paua shell inlays.
Complete with an adjustable waxed braid cord , a traditional style woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
95mm Wide (3.75 Inches)
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.
Carved from treated and polished domestic cow bone.
Species = Bovine
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