New Zealand Pounamu Slender Manaia Fish Hook Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Pounamu

Slender Manaia Fish Hook Necklace

SKU:
PH-60-1-22
$498.00 NZD

This design is called a 'manaia,' which is a Maori symbol usually designed with the head of a bird, tail of a fish, and body of a man, that's worn as a guardian. This one features a small eye which the cord threads through, fish hook tail, and is crafted from white New Zealand jade. 

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This design is called a 'manaia,' which is a Maori symbol usually designed with the head of a bird, tail of a fish, and body of a man, that's worn as a guardian. This one features a small eye which the cord threads through, fish hook tail, and is crafted from white New Zealand jade. 

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Carved from New Zealand jade

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Maori flourished in early New Zealand with bounty from the sea. They used the fish hook to catch seafood, but over time it slowly became regarded as more than just a tool. The integral role it played in their survival was seen as a blessing, and it became a talisman worn around the neck on a cord symbolising their relationship with the sea god Tangaroa. Today, wearing a fish hook shows a deep respect for the ocean and is said to provide safe travel over Tangaroas domain, the sea.