pounamu, waxed cord
68 x 39 x 6mm
W feb19 gd #CC-C
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.
Manaia means containing Mana (power, prestige).