This smaller design combines two guardian forms: the Manaia (at the top) and the whale's tail (on the bottom). The Manaia, usually shown as a stylized bird, is regarded as a spiritual guardian. This contemporary interpretation of the Manaia represents the flight of the soul through life and beyond. Whales are also revered by the Maori as guardians; and symbolize protection and good luck for anyone who has an affinity with, or ventures over, the ocean. The carving comes with a cord that is adjustable and description card that explains the meaning of the design and the background of the material.
Material: Cow bone
Size: 1.7 inches tall
Price: $ 95.00
*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.