This design combines two traditional elements. The Manaia, or bird form, is generally regarded as a spiritual guardian and represents the flight of the soul through life. The second element of the carving is a Koru (fern) form, which adds the element of spiritual growth and peace. I have used the idea of the roots of plants to convey koru aspect of this design. It is the pattern that runs down the back of the carving. Because the of guardianship and growth elements, this design is ideal as a gift from parent to child; or as a symbol for anyone looking for protection as they grow through an experience in their life.
This carving is a carmel color with some very light inner dentine patterning on the "backside" of the design. This is a relatively young piece of material and I estimate it to be around 1,000 years old.
Old Price: $ 225.00
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*All carvings come with an adjustable black cloth cord, finished with bone bead sliders. In addition, each carving comes with a description card explaining its meaning.