WRAP AROUND is the work of Yuri Terenyi, a creative and exceptionally skilled bone carver and artist. This piece is made to be worn, it is a beautifully carved, signed piece of art to wear.
WRAP AROUND - a beautiful piece of carved art.
WRAP AROUND is carved from bone and stained with an onion based dye that Yuri makes himself to colour some of his carving. In this piece, the dye is a strong gingernut brown and makes the pendant visually very striking. Over time, the carving wears and adapts to its environment. It will develop a patina that will be shaped by how it's worn - these pieces become better with time and wear!
The Carving: the eyes are made from local cold water Pāua shell - a beautiful fluorescent blue/green colour. The body is carved from natural bone. There is a delicacy to this piece which is very attractive, it looks very elegant when worn.
Please watch the video to appreciate the intricate design and the exceptional craftsmanship.
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 a Wapiti/Gingernut Brown combo coloured cord, which is adjustable in length.
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 - naturally stained with homemade dye, Pāua Shell eye inlay
Cord Colour: Wapiti/Gingernut Brown Combo Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 97mm (3.8 inches) long; 19mm (0.7 inches) wide