Size:57mm in length 18mm wide x 4mm
Bone Carving with pāua inlay.
The Manaia is an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits illustrating the strong links the Maori have with spirituality and the spirit world. It is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.