pounamu/greenstone, waxed cord
105 x 36 x 4mm
W jun19 gd
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). The three fingers represent birth, life and death. A manaia is a spiritual guardian/guardian angel and protects the wearer from danger or evil.
Manaia means containing mana (power, prestige).