Greenstone Jade Manaia Pendant 64mm
Te Manaia and Hei Matau designs. To Maori the Manaia is the carrier of supernatural powers-the spiritual guardian which protects the wearer from evil. It is traditionally depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish- creating a balance between sky, earth and the sea. The Hei-matau or Fish Hook shape represents strength and determination and brings peace, prosperity and good health. It also provides a safe journey over water. This beautiful pendant was hand carved in Hokitika.
Width: 1 inches / 2.8cm
Height: 2.5 inches / 64mm