Hand Carved Manaia
Hand carved here in New Zealand.
The Manaia is a supernatural being depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish, representing sky, earth and sea.
It has the role of a guardian or messenger from the heavens. The more Manaia there are on a carving the more tapu (sacred) it becomes.
Manaia can be found on vessels, weapons and ornaments.
Overall size: - 29.5 cm high x 12.5cm wide
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