All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāti Waewae. 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 scared gift.
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.
Hand carved by: Shaun Gardiner
Length = 83mm
Width = 30mm
Stone type: Kawakawa
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Waewae Pounamu is proud to be part of the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu authentication system.
All authentic Waewae Pounamu pieces carry a unique traceability barcode that, when entered online, identifies the origin and history of the carving. This system guarantees that the stone has been obtained by legitimate means, and has been treated using appropriate cultural values.
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