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.
It is hung by an adjustable hand platted cord, and which has been bound on using a slip knot method. It has been carved and sanded from pounamu
This piece measures: 49 x 36 x 5mm