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Manaia The Guardian Spirit 21st & Celebration Key

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21MA-1

$200.00 NZD

Customisable for any birthday or occasion! Just let us know your special occasion in the form below.  See 'available fonts' tab to preview custom text font.
  
Includes frame for self-insertable photo or image. The key comes with instructions on how to do this. 
 
The optional stand is removable. It slides in the back and clips in place.
 
The 21st Key Tradition
 
21 is the age that a person in New Zealand is classed as an adult, and giving of the 21st key is a strong New Zealand tradition to symbolize opening the door of maturity and becoming an adult. Another meaning is giving the key as 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, with intricate design and embellished with Paua shell.
 
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Turnaround for dispatch is 5 working days from ordering. North Island delivery is an additional 1-2 days, South Island is 1-3 days, and rural is up to 5 days. If you require your key urgently, please add the date you require it by in the additional information field or contact us ASAP. 


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




  • 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
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Reviewed by Carol Y.
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Absolutly stunning

Product was even better than the photo. Service impeccable. Delivery was on time.

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Reviewed by Sharon J.
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21st Key

I was overwhelmed by how much detail there was in it and just how beautiful it is! My son is going to absolutely love it! I will definitely recommend your business to everyone.

Thank you so much😊

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Awesome service

Love my product absolutely happy with it would highly recommend this place to all my friends and family profession and helpful and love to chat to easy to get your head around love it

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Beautiful

Daughter loved it so much.

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Love it 😍

Its awesome!.....we love it 😍

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