pounamu, wax thread
70 x 30 x 5mm
W oct18 gd #SP-1
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).