Manaia Strap & Buckle
The Manaia is a bird-like creature that appears regularly in traditional and contemporary Maori wood carving. There are many variations to the design but they all tend to have the overly large beak with a small head. Nobody is exactly sure of where it originated or the original meaning behind it. It can be found on many old pre-European wood carvings. There are some Maori who believe that the Manaia is symbolic for a guardian angel.
Strap: 24mm Black leather
Buckle: Polished stainless steel
Wooden box: Pine
Limited Edition: 25 pieces