Large Flower Jade Manaia by Andrew RalphSKU
It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord with hand carved jade toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
80mm Long (3.2 Inches)
This is a very unique one off collectors piece so it will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.
The Manaia is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. 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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