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Bone Toki Manaia Pendant - 48mm

$34.90

Bone Toki Manaia Pendant.

TOKI.

This design represents the Toki or Adze ("adz" in American English) which was used to carve the great canoes and also to cut and work timber for the fortresses or Pahs in which the Maori lived. 

It was such an important tool in Maori life that it became regarded as a symbol of power, authority and good character. 

It is also the mark of the craftsman and artist.

MANAIA.

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.

On Wax Slip Knot Cord.

Size 48mm.