Bone Manaia Stained Pendant - 95mm
Bone Manaia Stained Pendant.
The Manaia is an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form.
It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits illustrating the strong links the Maori people have with spirituality and the spirit world.
It is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
The Manaia can be seen blended into many Maori designs with subtle differences between tribes.
The Manaia is often depicted with the three fingers of birth, life and death. It can also be shown with a fourth finger representing the afterlife and describing the circle of life.
Paua used in Jewellery.
New Zealand Paua (Abalone) when used in jewellery is said to bring prosperity, good luck and peace to the wearer.
This bone carving is a beautiful piece of Maori jewellery.
This Maori necklace comes with a black wax cord.
The height that the pendant hangs at can be adjusted using the sliding knots.
The staining creates a beautiful contrast in this NZ souvenir pendant.
Size Approx 95 H x 35mm W.
We do not recommend exposure to any water as staining may wash off.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour variation may occur.