MANA - SPIRIT
MANA - named because the jade in this piece exudes the spirit of the Manaia and Koru design. A wonderful depiction of New Zealand Pounamu at its finest graced with sublime craftsmanship.
A marvellous organic formed Manaia that really is all about the beautiful stone - a visually subtle colour which is unique to this type of jade. MANA was carved for us by Ross Crump and is a large piece. He predominantly carves freeform pieces and is a master at utilising the natural beauty in any given piece of New Zealand jade.
Take a look at the video to see the shape of the pendant and the nuance in the colours in this piece of jade. This is original and unique, it is a gorgeous shape to wear and hold - a travel companion like no other!
A large, hand carved manaia pendant - with a wonderful koru heart.
There are two major design elements in 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 Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.
We will ship this stunner to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plait, adjustable black coloured cord with burnt gold popper and burnt gold slip knots. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: Four Plait Black Cord with Burnt Gold Popper and Burnt Gold Slip Knots
Size: 81mm (3.1") long; 52mm (2") wide