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JASLIN GREENSTONE MANAIA 45MM

$110.00

In stock

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Each carving is handcrafted from Genuine NZ Greenstone. Each piece is unique in the greenstone used and the design carved. This is an example of the carving that you will receive, you will not receive this exact piece but one that is very similar. Greenstone is regarded as precious and given as a taonga (gift), it is an honor to receive.

The Manaia is a mythological creature in Māori culture, and is a common motif in Māori carving and jewellery. The Manaia is usually depicted as having the head of a bird and the tail of a fish and the body of a man, though it is sometimes depicted as a bird, a serpent, or a human figure in profile. The Manaia is traditionally believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits, and its symbol is used as a guardian against evil.

This taonga measures approx. 45mmL X 30mm

JASLIN GREENSTONE MANAIA 45MM

$110.00

In stock

Categories: ,

Each carving is handcrafted from Genuine NZ Greenstone. Each piece is unique in the greenstone used and the design carved. This is an example of the carving that you will receive, you will not receive this exact piece but one that is very similar. Greenstone is regarded as precious and given as a taonga (gift), it is an honor to receive.

The Manaia is a mythological creature in Māori culture, and is a common motif in Māori carving and jewellery. The Manaia is usually depicted as having the head of a bird and the tail of a fish and the body of a man, though it is sometimes depicted as a bird, a serpent, or a human figure in profile. The Manaia is traditionally believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits, and its symbol is used as a guardian against evil.

This taonga measures approx. 45mmL X 30mm