This stunning Manaia sculpture has been designed and carved by the talented hands of Alex Sands using pounamu sourced from the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. A true taonga (treasure), and statement piece, this sculpture has been accentuated with paua shell and sits upon native New Zealand timber.
Manaia Meaning: A personal shield of great power, manaia is the embodiment of mana - the archetypal Māori measurement of worth, respect and prestige. With ethereal presence and energy, manaia protects the wearer/owner. Manaia: the elemental guardian of earth, sea and sky.