Maori handcrafted artisan jewelry
Authentic Maori designs of a Manaia, an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form. Said to be a messenger between the world of mortals and the spirits. The Manaia is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
This handcrafted necklace features a high polish hand carved bone pendant 2 1/4 inches long with a paua shell inlay for the eye and a hand made black waxed braid with a loop and bone toggle fitted. Each piece is carved by the hand of a traditional Maori artisan, no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. You'll be answering a lot of question about this one!
Supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
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