Carved Manaia

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Small carved Manaia crafted from 40,000 year old (est) Genesis Kauri with paua inlayed eyes, mounted on a black oval base. (Figure approximately 65mm high)

Te Manaia meaning Guardian Spirit, is important to Maori.  During life they are protectors from evil and accident.  At death they guide the spirit of the departed home to their ancestors.  Te Manaia is said to protect one from evil.