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WOOD MASTERS Carved Manaia 848 (45cm)
USD199.53
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WOOD MASTERS Carved Manaia 848 (45cm)

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Carved Manaia hand carved from Kauri timber and sits on a matching base. The Manaia is a supernatural being depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish, representing sky, earth and sea. It has the role of a guardian or messenger from the heavens. The more manaia there are on a carving the more tapu (sacred) it becomes. Manaia can be found on vessels, weapons and ornaments. 

Size: 41cm high x 19.5cm wide
Hand Made in New Zealand

Wood Masters
Over the last forty years, Wood Masters has grown to represent New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage by successfully combining Whakairo (the Art of Māori Carving) with fine European craftsmanship. The locally trained carvers, using traditional techniques, work alongside other expert woodworkers with different technical skills. Made in Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

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