Jade Manaia Pounamu / Greenstone Black Binding #1895

$ 550.00

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This piece is approximately 90 x 30 x 8 mm & 27 grams


A Manaia carving depicts the head of a bird, the body of a human & a tail of a fish. 


The name Manaia contains the word ‘mana’ which means power & prestige. A soul with mana has a greater spiritual connection. 


A Manaia is a mythological creature in Māori culture & is a guardian, holding the container for the wearer to be present in the spiritual world & this world. Protecting them from undesired energies & inviting greater luck & goodwill into their life. 


The head of a bird represents a messenger to the spirits in the afterlife, the body of a human represents our human experience on this earth & a tail of a fish is a symbolism of abundance & prosperity. A reminder to the wearer that all is connected & that all balances out perfectly. 


Over time this pounamu will absorb its wearer’s natural body oils, taking on qualities unique only to them. It will harness their energy & its colours & depth of detail will alter beautifully over time.


This magnificent taonga (treasure) was carved by us in our Creative Studio. If you have further questions, our Pounamu FAQ’s page may assist or you are welcome to contact us here. Also, if you desire a video of this exquisite piece let us know & we’ll be delighted to send you one.