The Manaia is 62mm in length and 40mm at its widest. It is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Big Bay Area of South Westland on the West Coast of the South Island.
The back of the Manaia is shaped so it is comforting to rub when it is being worn.
The Manaia has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time. It is a hand platted, 4-plait, round cord which 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.