New Zealand Jade Pendant, Maori Necklace Koru, New Zealand Craft, Natural Jade. Beautiful Traditional translucent New Zealand Koru Manaia pendant, carved in Natural Translucent Jade and with a high polish finish by Maori artisan in the way of a millenary tradition.
It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving. 35mm Long (1.3 Inches). The spiral form is a Koru, which is the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world.It also represents peace, tranquility, spirituality, family as well as regrowth or new beginnings/journeys. The Manaia is 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.
This series comes in a range of highly polished greenstone - each piece unique due to variation in the stone. Check out for other works from New Zealand craftsmen in our catalog.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Australian". The seller is "thecollectionexperts" and is located in this country: NZ. This item can be shipped worldwide.