Large Pearl ManaiaSKU
It includes a hand platted waxed braid cord with hand carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
This is a one of a kind piece and will be permanently removed from our gallery once sold
Size: 73mm Long (2.8 Inches)
This is a unique one of a kind custom piece so it will be removed from our gallery permanently 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.
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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