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Manaia

Jade

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50mm x 35mm
2024JM
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Carved in varying shapes and sizes but stylising the human form. The manaia is predominately used as a design element to embellish larger carvings. There are many different interpretations about this form in Māori tradition, some believe the manaia is a half profile representation while others believe it is a representation of a seahorse - also called 'manaia' in Māori language.