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Greenstone manaia - inanga greenstone

Greenstone manaia - inanga greenstone
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Greenstone manaia - inanga greenstone
US$123.31
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manaia
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Only one manaia left (manaia 2)

Beautifully carved greenstone manaia. Beautiful inganga greenstone. Polished. We don't receive inanga greenstone that often. Only one left.

Manaia
The 'manaia' us the carrier of super natural powers. The manaia represents the sky, earth and sea and the balance between. The manaia also protects the wearer from evil. Spiritual Guardian, Provider, Protector over the air, waters and land.

The manaia is a supernatural being, an iwi guardian, to ward of danger, to frighten away intruders. The manaia is a bird-like figure, a spiritual and mythical creature. Some manaia were grotesque bird-like figures, others were almost human, but always with fierce facial expressions. Little is known about the true significance of specific designs, but there are certain common elements.

The figures are usually depicted in side profile - part in the spiritual world, part in this. There are three fingers and three toes or claws on each limb, and the designs are serpentine, producing flowing lines. spiritual guardian protector.

Size:

  •   74mmx35mm (2.91"x1.38")

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