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Double Manaia breastplate

Double Manaia breastplate

Regular price $475.00 NZD
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New Zealand Pounamu by Barry Dash

6.5 x 5.5 cm

The Manaia is an ancient mythical being and is a carrier of super natural powers. Traditionally depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish representing sky. Earth and sea and the balance between. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the
domain of the spirits illustrating the strong links the Maori people have with spirituality and the spirit world.

 Barry was born and raised on the West Coast. The son of a Jade carver working in Hokitika 45 years ago. Barry has collected jade since his early 20’s then went on to learn to carve and has been a full time self-employed carver for the last 25 years.

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