SOULMATE - a beautiful piece of carved art.
This double manaia is the creation of Yuri Terenyi, a creative and exceptionally skilled bone carving artist. SOULMATE would make a perfect display piece, but also a stunning pendant.
Please watch the video to appreciate the intricate design and the exceptional craftsmanship.
SOULMATE is carved from bone and stained with a homemade dye that Yuri makes and uses to colour the bone. The manaia eyes are made from local Pāua shell - a beautiful fluorescent blue/green colour.
This piece is a work of art - it depicts two reversed manaia, intertwined, individual and inextricably joined.
Māori believe that carvings carry the spirit of those who wear them, becoming an important family Taonga (treasure) passed on to future generations of the family as an heirloom.
The manaia is believed to be the holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
Delivered to you on our Fine Safari Cord. We can make this adjustable or, if you would prefer, a fixed length with a handmade screw fastener made from stained bone. Please let us know which you would prefer. If you would like a fixed length please let us know the cord length you would like.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia and twist design.
Meaning: Friendship ~ Guidance ~ Protection
Artist: Yuri Terenyi
Material: Cow Bone, stained with homemade tea dye and Pāua Shell eyes
Cord: Fine Safari; Length: Adjustable, or a fixed length with a bone screw fastener.
Size: 100mm (3.9 inches) long; 22mm (0.8 inches) wide