The pendant is 74mm in length and 47mm at its widest. It is shaped at the back so that it is comforting to rub when being worn.
This Manaia is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.
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.