A striking contemporary manaia design, carved in deer antler. This is a beautifully carved piece revealing traditional Māori design elements, but also a hint of Celtic influence. Carved from a solid piece of deer antler, this is a robust pendant made to be worn - you can definitely make this a constant companion
Anthony is a New Zealand artist and carver working out of his Australian studio - he is an exceptionally talented designer and craftsman who learnt his carving with renowned Master Bone carver - Alan Nopera. He is also a skilled jeweller and combines these talents to produce interesting and eclectic pieces that are a joy to handle and wear.
Bound with an adjustable Kalahari Tan cord. Check out the little dragon head clasp the cords run through - a clever way to manage the cord's length!
This is a wonderful manaia pendant carved from Deer Antler. Hand made for us by Anthony Bray-Heta.
Anthony is a new artist for us and we have a small selection of pieces that he has carved for us. Check them out at the links below:
The Manaia: a mythical being believed to be the invisible light, or aura, surrounding a person. They represent spiritual power and are believed to be the guide that leads the spirits to heaven. They are worn to guide and protect.
Original and unique - a gift or the perfect piece for you!
Hand carved by Anthony Bray-Heta.
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Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Anthony Bray-Heta
Material: Deer Antler
Cord Colour: Tan
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 47mm (1.8") long; 45mm (1.7") wide