TRIUMPH - this is a wonderful example of a manaia pendant carved in New Zealand jade. The design has the traditional 'birds' head and the body is a tightly woven and finely carved koru.
Ross Crump carved TRIUMPH for us. He has used a beautiful piece of semi-translucent, bright green New Zealand jade. The stone is polished to a very high shine, this is achievable because of the very hard nature of the jade, and in this piece, the absence of any mineral inclusions.
An absolutely marvellous piece that will become someone's lifelong companion - one of our favourite pieces.
This manaia has the head of a bird and culminates in a finely carved Koru. Symbols of ancestors, and new life - a link with forbears.
We love the fine detail in this carving, a hallmark of Ross's work. A wonderful gift for someone important to you (or as a special gift for yourself). Check out the short video to appreciate the beauty of this manaia.
The body of the manaia is decorated with a koru - softening the detail of the carved head. The tail culminates in a tightly carved and beautifully fine koru.
This piece looks fantastic from both sides - take a moment to watch the short video of TRIUMPH rotating and you will its form and colour.
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 unfurling frond shape is symbolic of new life, new beginnings and the hope that is associated with a step into something new and unknown. It is a reflection of the spirit of rejuvenation and the personal growth that comes with undertaking new challenges.
Delivered to you on a hand plaited black adjustable cord and shipped with DHL Express Courier. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, explaining the meaning behind both the Manaia and Koru designs.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade (Pounamu)
Cord: Black with Pohutukawa Red Popper; Length: Adjustable
Size: 61mm (2.4") long; 31mm (1.2") wide