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Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone
Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone
Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone
Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone
Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone
Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone Manaia headed Kotiate Pendant carved from Kawakawa Pounamu - NZ Greenstone

XLG Manaia Kotiate - Kawakawa Pounamu - E375

$1,200.00 NZD

  • Stunning Kawakawa Pounamu Kotiate with Manaia head, carved by Dean Taylor. When worn will hang at a slight angle across the chest similar to a guitar.

    Kotiate are a short-handled weapon shaped like a club with a flat elongated edge designed for close combat. Its name means to cut or divide the liver most likely named for its resemblance to the lobed part of a human liver. Maori chiefs often held this weapon while giving speeches. Though they were made from a variety of mediums such as wood or bone ones carved from pounamu were highly prized.

    A symbol of courage, respect, strength and will enable you to cut thru life’s obstacles, The Manaia adding a strong protective element.

    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.

    Measurements:

    150 mm length

    34 mm width

    8 mm thickness

    You will receive the exact piece shown in photo.