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FERTILE GROUND - the right seed in the wrong soil has no chance to grow. A seed planted in FERTILE GROUND will bloom and flourish.

Same seed, different outcome - PLANT WISELY.

Two Manaia heads facing each other, joined with a complex, graceful body, tenuous yet strong. A spectacular work of art. 

FERTILE GROUND is carved from bone and stained with an onion-skin based dye that Yuri makes himself to colour some of his carvings. It produces a deep coppery coloured finish which ages beautifully. Over time, the carving will wear and adapt to its environment. It will develop a patina that will be shaped by how it's worn - this pendant will more beautiful 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 striking and elegant when worn.

Signed by the artist.

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 black 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.

MeaningFriendship ~ Guidance ~ Protection

Artist: Yuri Terenyi

Material: Cow Bone - naturally stained with homemade dye, Pāua Shell eye inlay

Cord Colour: Black/Gingernut Combo Colour

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 98mm (3.8 inches) long; 25mm (0.9 inches) wide

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