This vessel acknowledges the brothers, Manumanu and Rangitauwawaru, the founding ancestors of the Te Roroa tribe.
The mana of the brothers is affirmed by the two manaia. Manaia—literally, containing mana—is an element widely used in Māori carving. The manaia is a symbol of the mana of chieftainship, power, prestige and charisma. It is also used to express spiritual and tapu (sacred) states of humanity. The manaia appear in many forms and there are significant tribal variations. The form however, always is shown in profile and includes eye, mouth, and usually, hand.
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