Traditional Engraved Maori Manaia

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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.

Every Maori bone carving comes with a waxed braid cord with bone toggle detail along with woven native flax presentation case designed to show the traditional styling and beauty of the carving. Also supplied is an attractive information sheet telling of the meaning of the Maori carving and a little about the Maori people.

Size: 65mm (2.5 Inches)

$164.00 NZD
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