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Small Bone Heru – Hei Matau (Fish Hook)


Small Bone Heru – Hei Matau (Fish Hook)

A traditional Maori Comb. Made from New Zealand beef bone.
Size (mm): 25 W x 150 L
Comes in a presentation box and a card with the Maori meaning of this piece.

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The Manaia is a spiritual guardian or a guardian angel, said to ward off danger and protect against intruders. It acts as a provider and protector over the earth, sea and sky.

The Manaia has a bird-like head, symbolising flight of the spirit. Its three fingers are believed to represent birth, life and death; the life cycle of man. Alternatively, they are the Three Baskets of Knowledge; the knowledge mankind needed from the gods to live successfully on earth.