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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