Huge Jade Manaiaj3062
It includes a plaited waxed braid cord with hand made jade toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
70mm Long (2.75 Inches)
This is a one of a kind piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.
The Manaia is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
The Manaia can be seen blended into many Maori designs such as the Matau (Hook) to depict its different powers and its interaction with the spirit or mortal worlds.