FAR CRY - A spectacular, flower jade Manaia
FAR CRY is a large and visually confronting Manaia sculpture. It is carved from New Zealand Flower Jade - a nice piece of consistent stone that has allowed the very fine, detailed carving evident in this piece. The stand is made from recycled New Zealand Kauri timber - a a gorgeous hardwood with a beautiful golden colour. The metal frame holding the piece is brass.
This is an expressive piece - lots of detail around the head and through the central body. The eye is New Zealand cold water pāua shell - renowned for it vibrant colours.
This sculpture will draw attention - it is a very strong carving. A beautiful piece of New Zealand art.
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.
In a lot of wood carving I have seen the manaia is used to link carved stories - they are carved to provide connection which sits well with their perceived role as links between the earthly world and the spirit world. A fantastic traditional form with a lot of meaning that has possibly evolved over time, and continues to develop.
We will include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia design.
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Meaning: Good Fortune ~ Protection ~ Head in charge
Artist: Alex Sands Studio
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade with Kauri Stand
Jade Manaia Size: 190mm (7.4 inches) long; 95mm (3.7 inches) wide
Wooden Stand Size: 115mm (4.5 inches) wide; 250mm (9.8 inches) high
Height of Sculpture in its' entirety: 275mm (10.8 inches)