Hand carved by Ross Crump - AMAZONAS is made from beautiful New Zealand Flower Jade. Check out the jade - fractured, colourful and very lively - a glimpse of feather in the jungle!
The body of the manaia is decorated with a hook - softening the detail of the carved head. The tail culminates in a fish tail establishing a connection with the ocean.
This piece looks fantastic from both sides - take a moment to watch the short video to appreciate the form and colour of this manaia.
We have bound this with a Manuka Green coloured cord and a Kalahari Brown popper - this picks up the little golden brown inclusions in the body of this 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.
This pendant will be delivered to you with DHL Express Courier on a hand plaited adjustable cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind both the Manaia and Hook design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: Manuka Green; Length: Adjustable
Size: 60mm (2.3") long; 33mm (1.3") wide