Hand Carved Two Sided Red Bone Manaia with New Zealand Paua Eyes
The reverse side also has scrimshaw and Paua eyes
The Manaia is a mythical bird-like figure; it is said to be the messenger between the earthly and spiritual worlds. It is the holder of great spiritual energy, a guardian against evil, and protector over land, sea and air.
Size: 13.0cm (130mm) (5.1 inches) Length X 3.5cm (35mm) (1.4 inches) Width (exact size will vary among individual pieces)
This piece is VERY LARGE and is for those who like statement, or show, pieces. It would also present well in a shadow box or otherwise used ornamentally.
Comes on a one size fits all adjustable, hand braided, cord.
*For Further Information on Bone and Paua the meanings of the different Designs Click Here
All bone used is a by-product of industries that make use of domesticated species of bovine (such as beef cattle bone).