Stained Manaia Koru (2 Sizes)SKU
Featuring detailed engravings and Paua shell inlays.
Complete with 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.
Large = 65mm Long (2.6 Inches)
Medium = 55mm Long (2.2 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. It 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.
- Stained carvings should not be worn in the shower or while swimming as hot and salt water in particular will fade the stain.
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