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New Zealand Maori Manaia Wheku Necklace

Wheku Mask

Price: USD $75.00
A large hand crafted complex Wheku, Manaia bone carving necklace.

Carved in the horizontal Pekapeka style featuring detailed engravings and Paua shell inlays.
Complete with a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

95mm Wide (3.75 Inches)

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.

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