Stunning natural light green veined jade Manaia pendant, the Maori guardian spirit. The Manaia is a spiritual guardian, warding off evil spirits and ill luck. The design is a favourite with members of the New Zealand armed forces. This is a natural piece of hand carved nephrite jade, created by a Maori artisan from the Lake Taupo region of New Zealand and personally sourced by us. This is a genuine article, not a copy made in China, as many of them are today.
Measurements: length of pendant 5.2 cm (2.5 in)
One picture was taken to show the translucency of the jade when held against light