Paraoa Manaia - Finau Katoa

Sands Carving Studio


Manaia are the kaitiaki (guardian) of the earth, sky, and sea. Worn as a pendant they protect the wearer from harm and are a symbol of status, mana (prestige), and whairawa (wealth).

This piece is hung by an adjustable hand plaited cord and measures 83 x 36 x 7mm.

This piece was hand carved by Finau Katoa.