There are two main items of inconology involved in this carving, A Manaia; one of the more ancient mythical beings with a bird's head and a human form. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is regarded as a kind deity protecting the people and helping them communicate with ancestors on the other side. It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.And a Matau; one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility. It also is said to provide good luck and safety when traveling over water.
The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life. Check out for other works from New Zealand craftsmen in our catalog. Please refer to pictures and judge by yourself, if you have any questions just ask and we'll be very happy to assist you.By subscribing to our Newsletter you will receive the latest info about our incomparable auctions, preference bonus and more benefits! So please visit our store now and see why we represent a magnificent choice when it comes to Fine Online Auctions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "thecollectionexperts" and is located in this country: NZ. This item can be shipped worldwide.