HEAVEN SENT - actually, this piece came from the northern part of our South Island. An area with beautiful bush clad bays and pristine waters, all reflected in this lovely pendant.
Hand carved by Ross Crump from a beautiful piece of New Zealand Jade. Check it out - a deep green that is beautifully consistent and translucent where the carving is finer.
The body of this manaia is bold and carved with a lot of movement. 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 Navy Blue/Burgundy coloured cord and a Burgundy Popper - an all round knock out 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 Jade
Cord: Maui Navy Blue with Burgundy Combo; Length: Adjustable
Size: 81mm (3.1") long; 41mm (1.6") wide