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A flower jade Manaia sculpture hand carved by Ric Moor.

This is a beautiful, creative carving of the Manaia. The stone Ric has used for the manaia is a high quality New Zealand Marsden jade, the stone for the base is New Zealand greywacke. 

FIRST IN COMMAND is a large and eye-catching Manaia - a fabulous display of New Zealand Flower Jade at its finest. This Manaia design has a wonderful flow and displays a great understanding, and use, of jade. This piece has a classic manaia head which drops through a weighty, gorgeous body and culminates in a a flowing, beautifully carved fish tail. The base is a solid piece of Greywacke that Ric collected from his local West Coast beach, and carved to provide a solid grounded base for this gorgeous sculpture.

FIRST IN COMMAND is a fantastic showcase piece!

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. 

The Hook:  The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.

We will include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explain the meaning behind the Manaia and Hook design.

If you have any questions please email Bo:


MeaningGood Fortune ~ Protector ~ Communicator

Artist: Ric Moor

Material: New Zealand Flower Jade with Greywacke Stone Stand

Jade Manaia Size: 150mm (5.9 inches) long; 100mm (3.9 inches) wide

Greywacke Stand Size: 175mm (6.8 inches) wide; 90mm (3.5 inches) high

Height of Sculpture: 220mm (8.6 inches)

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