Large Manaia Pendant Necklace
Size (mm): 100L x 45W
This bone carving is a beautiful piece of Māori jewellery that has been hand-carved from beef bone. This carving at 10cm in height makes an impact and draws your eye to the fine detail.
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.
Supplied loose in a plastic bag. Each piece is individually carved so slight variations can occur. Comes on a black adjustable hand-braided cord.