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TRADITIONAL ENGRAVED MAORI HOOK/MANAIA PENDANT

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This striking and traditional pendant has both the Matau and Manaia designs making it a unique and meaningful carving.

The matau, or hook pendant is revered throughout the South Pacific as a symbol for life, well-being and prosperity. Its significance arises from the key role that fishing has played in sustaining island families and communities. The owner of a good hook was respected and held a place of authority in the community.

The Manaia is an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil. It can be seen blended into many Maori designs with subtle differences between tribes.

Bone carving is a traditional and often sacred craft practiced by some of the more warlike native tribes around the world. All have a story or meaning behind their design.

We will deliver this pendant on a hand plaited black adjustable cord with a woven flax case.

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Size: 63mm (2.4") long; 25mm (1") wide

$144.00 NZD
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