This round Manaia is approximately 43mm in diameter.
The Manaia is carved from pounamu (jade, greenstone) that we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.
It is carved on both sides, although there is still a smooth spot on the back especially for your thumb to rub comfortingly when worn.
It has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. 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.