Our Manaia is hand carved here in New Zealand from Kauri timber and sits on a matching base.
Please note each Manaia is hand carved and there might be very slight variances in carving and colour. (Our photo is showing dark lines in the wood, current stock is an overall golden colour).
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: - 41cm high x 19.5cm wide
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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.
Please allow an extra 3-4 working days for delivery.
The cost for plain engraving is $2.80 per letter with a minimum cost of $28.00.
The cost of natural Paua engraving is $3.50 per letter, minimum of $35.00.
EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi the cost will be $28.00 plain or $35.00 in Paua.
Or Kiri Williams - 12 letters - $33.60 in plain or $42.00 in Paua.
The number of letters in a name effects how big the name can be carved, choose between all capitals and upper and lower case. We prefer to use Iowan font and Georgia Italic font.