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M05316

M05316 - Manaia
MDF Wood Carving. Materials: MDF custom board, Paua, sand stone finish.
Sizes: 36cm x 22cm x 2cm. Designed to be hung on the wall.
These creatures represent beings from the non-physical world and are always shown in profile.The Manaia is an ancient mythical being with a birds head and a human form. 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. It is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
Hand carved MDF wood with a sand stone finish and Paua shell inlay.
Nigel has only created 10 per series of each design (each unique) so be in to own a piece of art sort after by collectors all around the world. This series of Manaia were created by Nigel with the simplistic motion of the hand..as if one were dancing..thus giving them form. No line is drawn when doing the surface patterns, relying only on the moment ..the dance.

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