Papatuanuku is the Maori name for mother earth. This contemporary design shows the roots of earth swirling under a Manaia guardian form, which is a stylized bird. There is also a three-fingered hand form linking the earth to the bird form. The overall shape of this carving represents a spiritual guardian reaching down from the heavens to draw life from the earth. This planet is a vibrant entity that needs to be respected and cherished if she is going to support us moving forward.
Material: Cow bone
Size: 2.2 inches tall
Price: $ 275.00
*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.