Kawakawa Manaia - OEUQ4942
The Manaia motifs depict a mythical creature, traditionally said to have the power to journey between the earthly and spiritual worlds. Māori consider manaia to be a guardian for the wearer.
All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most sacred gift.
Carved by Anthony Coakley
Width = 80mm
Height = 30mmStone type:
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