NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Tribal Necklace, Pendants, Rings "WORN BY WARRIORS"
This Hei Manaia pendant is a medium-sized piece hand carved with intricate line work and traditional engravings. It features two intertwined serpent bodies with two heads, measuring 95mm by 30mm. The pendant is adorned with paua shell inlays for the eyes and comes with an adjustable cord. The Manaia symbol is significant in Maori culture as a guardian against evil and a bearer of spiritual energy.
In Maori mythology, the Manaia is a powerful symbol that represents a guardian against evil and a bearer of great spiritual energy. It is often depicted as a figure with the head of a bird and the body of a man, or as a creature with a serpentine body and two heads. The Manaia is believed to have the ability to travel between the spiritual and physical worlds, and is often seen as a protector and guide.
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