SPIRITUAL EMBRACE - a 'pièce de résistance' carved for us by Yuri Terenyi. A large and intricate manaia carved from natural bone and stained with a tea dye Yuri made to finish this work of art.
SPIRITUAL EMBRACE is a very finely carved piece which incorporates two strong and traditional designs, the twist and the manaia. A super interesting carving with shapes and patterns which are believed to provide a connection between the spirit and mortal worlds.
Wear this, or display it, it is a lovely piece of art carved with exceptional skill, a ton of creative genius and just the right combination of detail and simplicity.
Māori believe that carvings carry the spirit of those who wear them, becoming an important family Taonga (treasure) passed on to future generations of the family as an heirloom.
The manaia is believed to be the holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
Delivered to you on our Fine Chocolate Brown Cord. We can make this adjustable or, if you would prefer, a fixed length with a handmade screw fastener made from stained bone. Please let us know which you would prefer. If you would like a fixed length please let us know the cord length you would like.
We include our 'Kia Ora' cards which explain the meaning behind the twist and Manaia design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Yuri Terenyi
Material: Cow Bone, stained with homemade tea dye and Pāua Shell eyes
Cord: Fine Chocolate Brown; Length: Adjustable, or a fixed length with a bone screw fastener.
Size: 108mm (4.2 inches) long; 34mm (1.3 inches) wide