Large Manaia pendant
NZ greenstone/pounamu, waxed cord
123 x 49 x 8mm
W dec20 #CC-02
The manaia is a mythological creature and is usually depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish (representing sky, earth and sea). A manaia is a spiritual guardian/guardian angel and protects the wearer from danger or evil.
Three fingers on a manaia (or tiki) can represent birth, life and death (and also past, present and future).