greenstone manaia matau pendant
greenstone/pounamu, paua eye, waxed cord
73 x 40 x 6mm (pendant)
W nov19 #59-2
A manaia is a stylised figure used in carving and according to some accounts is a guardian because it is able to cross from the spiritual world to the human world.
The matau is the fish hook which can represent strength, good luck (prosperity, fertility) and safe travel over water.