AEON Large Manaia Framed Artwork
Carved artwork crafted from 40,000 year old (estimate) New Zealand Kauri and mounted on background with koru design. Offering super fine detail and Paua inlay, mounted on a lightly toned koru background inside a custom glass covered shadow box frame with related story to back.
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).