This Maori Manaia Necklace is made from one of our most beautiful New Zealand timbers, Kauri. Crafted from ancient swamp kauri, the timber is estimated to be more than 40,000 years old!
The Manaia is a spiritual guardian. It acts as a provider and protector over the sky, earth and sea. Generally depicted with a birdlike head, it will often incorporate human features also. Worn for its protective powers, the Manaia is often worn by Women and Men in the Armed Forces.
It rests on a long traditional black cord. Proudly made in New Zealand.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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