This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Manaia.
Often worn as a pendant, the manaia is an important cultural symbol for the Maori people of New Zealand.
In Maori tradition, the manaia is a creature that acts as a messenger between the human world and the world of spirits. The design of the symbol varies from tribe to tribe, but is usually portrayed as a stylized human-bird hybrid. Greenstone, a form of jade indigenous to New Zealand, is a popular carving material for the manaia, though other mediums are also used.
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