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Authentic greenstone manaia pendant

$232.68

Ngai Tahu authentic greenstone manaia pendant, kawakawa greenstone. We totally love this beautiful manaia created by Andrew McGregor. Lovely colours… beautiful design…

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Description

Authentic greenstone manaia pendant.

All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Beautiful one off and unique manaia greenstone carving with beautiful colouring.

Interpretation:
A protection symbol worn to deflect negative energies which represents a man, fish and a bird.

Name

  • Manaia

Stone type

  • Kawakawa

Region

  • Tai Poutini ki te raki, South Island

Carved by:

  • Andrew McGregor

Size

  • 60mm x 30mm (2.36 x 1.18″)

Kawakawa:
This rawstone is Kawakawa, the darkest and strongest form of Pounamu. Its colour ranges from a medium green to a dark forest green. This stone is not typically translucent. Kawakawa is named for the native kawakawa plant which traditionally used for its culinary and medicinal properties. Endless combinations of Pounamu types occur. And no two pieces are the same guaranteeing that your Pounamu is unique.

 

Additional information

Weight 80 g

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