Bone Manta Ray
Complete with 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.
Size: 50mm Wide (2 Inches)
The Manta Ray is respected as a powerful protector of the deep. Its unusual shape and the way it seems to glide out of the blackness gives it a very spiritual power, which it is in some areas believed to allow it to move between the mortal and spiritual realms at will.
The Maori name for a ray is Whai and it is said that it protects the pipi or clam beds so if proper respect is shown for the bounty of the ocean Whai will ensure a plentiful harvest.