Manaia Pounamu Sculpture - Mike Matchitt

Sands Carving Studio


Matau Manaia are contemporary forms that personify Tangaroa, the guardian over all living creatures in ngā puna wai (water sources).

This piece was carved and polished with a satin finish and measures 18 x 7.5 cm. It sits on a native timber and brass base and features a beautiful pāua shell inlaid eyes. This piece was hand-carved by Mike Matchitt.