Mana Tangata is the name of this Maori Tattoo Bone Necklace designed by master carver Jeff Bryan. Jeff is of Ngati Raukawa and Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi descent, with both Maori and Scottish heritage.
The bone necklace is in the shape of a Maori fish hook. The Hei Matau (fish hook) design carries a spiritual meaning of good health, prosperity, and abundance. It is also a good luck charm for safe travel over water.
The Mana Tangata tattoo design has two important elements. At the top of the fish hook is the Manaia, representing the Maori spiritual guardian. The Patiki, the notched chevron design, signifies the great mana (prestige, status, authority) and knowledge gained from our ancestors. The complete design embodies the strength and determination of a male or female showing great leadership.
The Bone Hook Necklace measures approximately 5.5cm (2 1/4") long. It hangs from a long black plaited adjustable cord and comes to you in a box with a card detailing the elements of its design.
Proudly made in New Zealand.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
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