NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Tribal Necklace, Pendants, Rings "WORN BY WARRIORS"
This medium-sized contemporary Hei Manaia pendant, hand-carved from cattle bone with intricate line work and traditional engravings, showcases two intertwined serpent bodies with two heads. Measuring 120mm by 35mm and weighing 28g. Adorned with paua shell inlays for its eyes and accompanied by an adjustable cord, this pendant is a harmonious blend of artistry and culture.
In Maori tradition, The Manaia symbol is significant as a guardian against evil and a bearer of spiritual energy, making this pendant not only a visually striking accessory but also a meaningful representation of beauty and protection.
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