NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
This stunning pendant is expertly hand carved from cattle bone and features a paua shell inlay for the eye. The design is inspired by the traditional Maori manaia symbol, which is believed to protect the wearer from evil and bring good luck. This is a truly one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art that is sure to be treasured for years to come. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loves and appreciates the rich culture of New Zealand. Standing at 150mm high and 47mm wide. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this unique and meaningful piece.
The manaia is a significant and highly revered figure in Maori culture and mythology. The manaia is a mythical creature that is often depicted as a combination of a human, bird, and reptile, and is believed to be a messenger between the physical world and the spiritual world. The manaia is thought to possess the power to bring good fortune and protect against evil. In Maori culture, the manaia is often depicted in art and is commonly worn as a symbol of protection and spiritual power. The manaia is also considered a guardian of the natural world and is revered as a symbol of balance and harmony. In Maori tradition, the manaia is an important figure and is highly respected and revered.
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