New Zealand Pounamu Manaia with Koru

$828.00 NZD
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SKU:
AKAMA828P-1
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The manaia is a mythological creature, greatly respected in Māori culture and believed to be a messenger that moves freely between the spirit realm and the human world. It is thought that they are magical creatures and spiritual kaitiaki (guardians) of things worth protecting. Today, pounamu manaia are gifted between loved ones for protection and worn to ward off evil.

Manaia is also the Māori word for seahorse, and this design by Akapita Scally draws on inspiration from the manaia and seahorse motifs. 

Size:
78mm x 33mm
Stone:
New Zealand Pounamu
$828.00 NZD $828.00 NZD
SKU:
AKAMA828P-1

Description

The manaia is a mythological creature, greatly respected in Māori culture and believed to be a messenger that moves freely between the spirit realm and the human world. It is thought that they are magical creatures and spiritual kaitiaki (guardians) of things worth protecting. Today, pounamu manaia are gifted between loved ones for protection and worn to ward off evil.

Manaia is also the Māori word for seahorse, and this design by Akapita Scally draws on inspiration from the manaia and seahorse motifs. 

Manaia

Manaia

The manaia is a guardian representing balance and protection. The head of a bird, body of a man and tail of a fish represent the sky, earth and sea. The three fingers signify birth, life and death. It connect the earthly and spirit world.

Pounamu Manaia

Today, pounamu manaia are gifted between loved ones for protection and worn to ward off evil.

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