A personal shield of great power, manaia is the embodiment of mana - the archetypal Maori measurement of worth, respect, and prestige. With ethereal presence and energy, manaia protects the wearer.
Manaia: the elemental guardian of earth, sea, and sky.
This piece is carved from beef bone, has paua inlay eyes and measures approximately 42 x 32 x 4 mm.
This antiqued beef bone Pekapeka is carved by Yuri Terenyi, and has paua inlayed eyes. It is hung on a black adjustable cord. It can be worn either side - with both sides showing different colourings of the eyes.