Manaia The Guardian Spirit 21st & Celebration Key

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$270.00 NZD


Customisable for any birthday or occasion! Includes:

  • FREE personalisation (ie name & occasion in black vinyl lettering)
  • FREE ultra-fine “Sharpie” pen
  • FREE gold chain for wall mounting
  • FREE std delivery within New Zealand and Australia (rural extra)
  • Photo frame (c/w instructions on how to mount your photo)

Upgrades & options (see form below):

  • Upgrade from black vinyl to coloured Paua shell
  • Add a removable display stand (as pictured)

The 21st Key Tradition

21 is the age that a person in New Zealand is classed as an adult, and the giving of the 21st key is a strong New Zealand tradition to symbolize opening the door of maturity and becoming an adult. Alternatively, the giving of a key is a symbol of the limitless doors they can open in their life.

This artwork is an impressive contemporary representation of the typical form of Te Manaia. The key is crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf), Gaboon veneer plywood and embellished with NZ Paua shell.

Shipping

We normally ship within 5 working days from placement of order. Couriers can take a further 1-2 days for North Island delivery, 1-3 days for South Island and rural is up to 5 days. Untracked (Free) to Australia can take up to 15 days. If you require your key urgently, please advise the date you require it by in the further instructions field below or contact us ASAP. 

Specifications
Size:    29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm (HxLxW)

Mass:  Approx 1.5kg
  

Te Manaia, the guardian spirit plays an important roll in the Maori World. To Maori, every person on Earth has a guardian spirit which can be described as an unseen light surrounding each individual. During life, this guardian is a protector from evil and an untimely accident. At death, the guardian guides the spirit of the departed person safely to a spiritual doorway where it is re-united with the ancestors from the ancient homeland of Hawaaiki.
Te Manaia are usually depicted in side profiles symbolizing their role as messengers (i.e. part in the spirit world and part in the earthly world).
They normally have the head of a bird (sky), the body of a man (earth), and the tail of a fish (sea) symbolic of the spiritual balance they have between the realms.
The three fingers and toes have varied tribal meanings. To some, they represent birth, life, and death, to others they represent the three baskets of knowledge and yet to others' faith, hope, and love. Sometimes Te Manaia is depicted with a fourth finger symbolises the afterlife!
Dimensions
HxLxW: 29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm
Includes:
- Free personalisation of name and occasion.
- Free fine tip Sharpie so the recipient's loved ones can sign the back.
- Free standard freight NZ wide (standard freight excludes rural addresses).
Crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf), Gaboon veneer plywood and embellished with NZ Paua shell




  • Te Manaia, the guardian spirit plays an important roll in the Maori World. To Maori, every person on Earth has a guardian spirit which can be described as an unseen light surrounding each individual. During life, this guardian is a protector from evil and untimely accident. At death the guardian guides the spirit of the departed person safely to a spiritual doorway where it is re-united with the ancestors from the ancient homeland of Hawaaiki.
    Te Manaia are usually depicted in side profile symbolizing their role as messengers (i.e. part in the spirit world and part in the earthly world).
    They normally have the head of a bird (sky), the body of a man (earth) and the tail of a fish (sea) symbolic of the spiritual balance they have between the realms.
    The three fingers and toes have varied tribal meanings. To some they represent birth, life and death, to others they represent the three baskets of knowledge and yet to others faith, hope and love. Sometimes Te Manaia is depicted with a fourth finger symbolizes the afterlife.!
  • Dimensions
    HxLxW: 29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm
    Includes:
    - Free personalisation of name and occasion.
    - Free fine tip Sharpie so the recipient's loved ones can sign the back.
    - Free standard freight NZ wide (standard freight excludes rural addresses).
  • Crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf), Gaboon veneer plywood and NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.
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Reviewed by S S.
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Very impressed

Perfect 21st gift - I was really impressed with the quality and speed of delivery.

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Manaia 21st key

I was absolutely blown away by the workmanship and finer detail on this key. I would recommend this purchase to anyone looking for a 21st key. Very happy mama!

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Reviewed by Natalie P.
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21st key

Was an awesome product.absolutely loved it.

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10 out of 10

So in love with my purchase. So stunning, great quality and better than anticipated. Super fast delivery, love having the approval/sighting the product before production. Highly recommend. Thank you 😊

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Reviewed by Lisa H.
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Absolutely beautiful

My celebration key for my son's 21st was absolutely amazing, perfectly detailed work of art!! Amazing quality would highly recommend 👌 thanks guys amazing job.

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Lisa

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