New Zealand Jade Large Manaia Hook Necklace

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This manaia represents guardianship and protection. The angular tail on this design makes for a very striking appearance. The eyes are set with paua shell. This beautifully carved piece was carved in Rotorua by Tamaora Walker.
Size:
75mm x 62mm
$868.00 NZD $868.00 NZD
SKU:
TAMAMAHK868P

Description

This manaia represents guardianship and protection. The angular tail on this design makes for a very striking appearance. The eyes are set with paua shell. This beautifully carved piece was carved in Rotorua by Tamaora Walker.
Manaia

Manaia

A messenger and spiritual guardian of the sky, earth and sea. The Manaia brings balance and protection to those you love most.

Pounamu Manaia

Believed to move freely between the spirit and human world, the manaia is a mythological creature, greatly respected in Māori culture.

Bringing balance and protection

The profile of a manaia is commonly thought to depict the head of a bird, a tail of a fish, and the body of a man, representing the balance between earth, sky, and sea. What manaia traditionally meant to Māori remains somewhat a mystery, but commonly it is considered that they are magical creatures and spiritual kaitiaki (guardians) of things worth protecting. Today, pounamu manaia are gifted between loved ones for protection and worn to ward off evil.

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Hand carved

Hand carved

Smooth lines, soft finishes, no scratches and no cuts.

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