Bone Toki Triple Manaia with Paua Earrings - 74mm
Bone Toki Triple Manaia with Paua Earrings.
This bone carving is a beautiful piece of Maori jewellery.
The shell inlay is Paua shell and adds another layer of beauty.
This Maori necklace comes with a black wax cord.
The height that the pendant hangs at can be adjusted using the sliding knots.
The Adze or Toki symbolizes strength as it represents the traditional Maori tool, whose blade had to be strong so as not to break when used.
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.
Size 74 H x 20mm W.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour variation may occur.