HEADSTRONG - carved for us by Yuri Terenyi. A small and intricate manaia carved from natural bone and stained with a tea dye, homemade by Yuri, to finish this little work of art.
HEADSTRONG is a very finely carved piece with double spiral/manaia - two strong and traditional designs. 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 include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Yuri Terenyi
Material: Cow Bone (stained with homemade tea dye)
Cord: Black/Gingernut Combo with Gingernut Floret; Length: Adjustable
Size: 65mm (2.5 inches) long; 26mm (1 inch) wide