The pendant is 50mm in length and 31mm at its widest.
This Manaia is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Rimu Area just South of Hokitika on the West Coast of the South Island.
The Manaia has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. It is four strands of cord that has been hand platted into a round, 4-plait. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
The Manaia is your guardian angel.
It has the head of a bird, the body of a human and the tail of a fish. It represents the Earth, Sea and Sky.
It protects the wearer from evil and bad things from those places and brings you good luck in your life.