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Manaia The Guardian Spirit 1st Birthday Celebration Key

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews

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$135.00 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. 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 1st Birthday Celebration Key is smaller than our regular Manaia Celebration Key at 37.5cm x 15cm in size, which makes it perfect for a newborn, but it could be used for other milestones too. 


 
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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: 37.5cm x 15cm 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
average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Miriama V.
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I recommend this product
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Awesome work guys! We love it

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Reviewed by Murray W.
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Manaia 21st Key

Brought this for my grand daughters 21st she loves it

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Reviewed by Shar A.
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My sons first birthday key

This is awesome, have had many compliments from family and friends, also my sons older siblings ase wanting their own for 15th and 21sts lol.. Amazing work guys 😁

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Reviewed by Frances K.
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WORTH EVERY $$$

The product I got exceeded my expectation, communication and postage was also really good. I have a few more 21st to celebrate so definitely coming back for more.

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Reviewed by Debz Firecracker P.
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Very happy with this company

Beautiful craftsmanship

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