It includes a plaited waxed braid cord and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
This is a true full 3D wearable art piece so photos simply don't do it justice at all.
85mm Long (3.4 Inches)
Includes Free Express Courier Delivery Worldwide.
This is a one of a kind collectors 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.
It twisting vine form represents the strength of family bonds, peace, tranquility, spirituality as well as regrowth or new beginnings/journeys.