Soft coloured Hapopo Pounamu with NZ Paua eye, this Manaia has a lovely translucent quality and is surprising light for its size. Carved by Alex Sands.
The Manaia a strong protective talisman, with the head of a bird, body of a man and a tail of a fish makes an impressive spiritual guardian.
Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride. Pounamu is a gift from the heart.
50 mm width
8 mm thickness
Comes with a black adjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.