A hand crafted Manaia pendant hand carved in a Marsden Flower Jade or Pounamu with a traditional matt finish by Bill Goodwin and friends.
It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
55mm Long (2.2 Inches)
This is a very unique one of a kind custom piece by virtue of the amazing jade from which it is carved so it will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.
The Manaia is a spiritual guardian and often combined with other forms such as the hook.
The Maori people were great mariners and fishermen so the Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility.
The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life.