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Treat yourself, or a friend, to a stunning Manaia pendant with Pāua eye inserts.
These are beautifully crafted representations of these mythical creatures - with the traditional head of a bird, but with a tail shaped in the classic koru form - a graceful and visually attractive pendant.
The Manaia is a mythical being - a kind deity that helps people communicate with their ancestors. The koru in the tail is a symbol of re-birth, fresh beginnings and peace.
Take a look at the video to appreciate how lovely these pendants are.
Most Maori art tells the story of a tribe or event. The manaia form is blended into many Maori designs with subtle differences between tribes. It has many forms as it is intertwined with other shapes and patterns to depict its different powers and its interaction with the spirit or mortal worlds.
We have carved these in both bone and woolly mammoth tusk materials.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Material: Woolly Mammoth Tusk or Natural Bone
Size: Bone: Large: 65mm (2.5") long; 28mm (1.1") wide
Woolly Mammoth Tusk: Small: 47mm (1.8") long; 24mm (0.9") wide