Manaia – Carving

+ Artist: Turumakina 2017
+ Material: Whale Bone
+ Size: approximately 70cm x 45cm, other sizes available
+ Cost: Every piece is custom and unique, please send us a message to enquire

Artist Statement

The Manaia is a creature of mystery, a protector and guardian of spiritual energy, a messenger between the spirit world and the realm of men. The Manaia is a mixture of bird and man and sometimes serpent, reminiscent of the bird man. Here he has the body of a serpent, symbolising our genetic connection to brother bird, as our DNA is spiralic in nature, like two serpents intertwining each other. He Taniwha, he Tipua.

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