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Manaia The Guardian Spirit 21st & Celebration Key

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21MA-2

$260.00 NZD

Customisable for any birthday or occasion! Just let us know your special occasion, name, font, choice, and whether you'd like to upgrade the engraving from black (FREE!) to paua shell in the form below.

Includes frame for self-insertable photo or image, or alternatively, you can have the occasion (e.g. 21st) placed where the photo would otherwise go. The key comes with instructions on how to insert a photo or image. 
 
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.
 
Shipping
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


Collections: Aeon Shop, Celebration Keys



  • 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 Denise G.
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Manaia 21st key

Thank you Aeon giftware I brought the Manaia key for my grandsons 21st in May I was so impressed that I ordered it on a Tuesday and was sent on the Friday the key is beautiful

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Pleased

Please with recent purchase. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Tania C.
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Ataahua!!

All can I say is - Simply beautiful completely exceeded my expectations!!!

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Reviewed by Rhonda P & John P.
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It's beautiful!

We're especially happy with the quality of the key. We also requested an urgent delivery and they absolutely delivered!

Will be coming back for more gifts.

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Reviewed by Myra D.
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Ataahua!

Impressive looking key. Really descent size. I asked for a couple of design changes to be made, wasn't a problem. Can't wait for Miss 21 to be presented it.

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