DALE BORLAND | Bone Carving Pendant - Manaia Design with Paua
The Manaia is a spiritual guardian, a guardian angel, to ward off danger and protect against intruders. It acts as a provider and protector over the sky, earth and sea. The Manaia has a bird-like head, symbolising flight of the spirit. Its three fingers are believed to represent birth, life and death, symbolising the life cycle of man, or alternatively, the Three Baskets of Knowledge (the knowledge mankind needed from the gods, to be able to live successfully on earth).
Dale Borland was formed in 1972 by original partners Peter Dale McDermott and Brian Borland. Peter's middle name and Brians surname were combined to form the company name that remains today. In that same year current joint owner and managing director John Harrison started with the company. The company now has 40 years experience in the New Zealand souvenir industry. With the addition of middle son, Steven, Dale Borland has become a small family company. Product ranges are continuously being updated while NEW ranges are created to cater for the changing needs of New Zealand's Tourist and Traditional Gift market. Exclusive ranges include paua gift ware, high quality New Zealand souvenirs and jewellery. Certain Dale Borland products are made off shore, however Greenstone Pounamu is designed and made here in Hokitika, West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.