Manaia are a wonderful protective guardian. Depicted with a head of a bird, body of a man and tail of a fish.
The variety of Pounamu or Greenstone is known as Hapopo Pounamu named after the area in which it was found. Hand carved by Allan Moreton (NZ)
The Jade or Pounamu which this piece has been carved from comes from the West Coast of the South Island NZ. Within New Zealand we more commonly refer to Jade as Pounamu or Greenstone, however Pounamu also includes Serpentine, Semi Nephite Jades and Tangiwai also known as Bowenite.
Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride.
Metaphysically it is believed to be a stone of abundance, good health, love and brings luck. It has a lovely calming vibration.
Your pendant will be the exact piece shown, there may be a slight degree of colour variation based on different computer or mobile phone screen resolutions that you are viewing from.
It will come with an adjustable cord and a Jute drawstring pouch.