Carved in the horizontal Pekapeka style featuring detailed engravings and Paua shell inlays.
Complete with a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
95mm Wide (3.75 Inches)
The Manaia is one of the more ancient mythical beings with a bird's 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 regarded as a kind deity protecting the people and helping them communicate with ancestors on the other side.
It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.