This amazing piece features stunning fine detail, Paua shell inlays and includes a description of the meaning of the carving.
A traditional style carved Manaia created with a modern twist and techniques . It is created using many individual layers of wood veneer which is laser cut and engraved then hand assembled by the artist giving a fully rounded 3D layered form.
It is supplied folded flat in a very nice box with cut foam padding for easy presentation and shipping.
275mm long (10.8 Inches)
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 It can be seen blended into many Maori designs such as the Koru (meaning new life, and family) to depict its different powers and its interaction with the spirit or mortal worlds.