The Bird eyes are carved from lapis and Paua shell. Ite is carved by Native Maori Artist.
The Manaia is traditionally believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the. Spirits, and its symbol is used as a guardian against evil. In this form, it is usually represented in a figure-of-eight shape.
The upper half culminating in a bird-like beak. It may be that the Manaia represents some spiritual or inner facet of the.
Item measures 70 mm long and 45 mm wide. Item comes with a traditional hand braided adjustable waxed cord. The item "New Zealand HEI MANAIA Bird Pendant Marsden FlowerJade Maori Pounamu Native Art" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands".The seller is "greenjademonster" and is located in Point Roberts, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.