A little, crisp jade manaia - perhaps this could become a part of your GUIDING FORCE...
Hand carved by Ross Crump, GUIDING FORCE is made from beautiful, bright and light green New Zealand Inanga Jade. This is a very cool piece, slender, detailed and finished with a soft polish.
The body of this manaia culminates in a fish tail - a gentle organic detail, the curves mirror the hook carved into the manaia's body. These details establish a connection between the ocean and the land - perfect for a piece that comes from an island nation.
GUIDING FORCE - this piece is a knockout at first glance and it just gets better when you study the stone and the carving a little more closely.
GUIDING FORCE looks fantastic from both sides - take a moment to watch the short video we have made which shows the pendant slowly rotating. This will give you a very clear picture of the shape nuances and the colour of the stone - it's well worth the few moments it will take you to watch it.
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 plaited adjustable cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia and Hook design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Inanga Jade
Cord: Ice White Cord with Silver Grey Floret and Slip Knots
Size: 59mm (2.3") long; 21mm (0.8") wide