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
ENGRAVING - Base Only
See below for engraving information.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - Due to this item's value New Zealand post requires that we courier it. If sending out of New Zealand, please select "Tracked International Shipping" as your shipping option.
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Please write your engraving in the "Text to Engrave" box as you want it to apper - eg: Hemi or HEMI - Upper case or lower case with the first letter a capital.
Please note we can not accept any returns for engraved items, please check your spelling carefully.
Fonts - We prefer to use Iowan font, we are able to use many fonts, although Paua engraving does not work with thin fonts. We normally let the engravers choose the best look but if you have a particular font you'd like please let us know. We can do a combination of Paua and plain engraving - eg: a date often looks better smaller and in plain engraving underneath a name space permitting.
Please note the number of letters will effect how big the name can be engraved
No refunds on engraved/personalised items.
Please allow an extra 3-4 days for engraving.
Or please email email@example.com or phone (+64 9 4596070) us if you need help.