The pare (lintel) is placed above the front door of a meeting house, welcoming all those who enters. The middle piece is of two manaia mirrored together. A manaia represents the ‘Ira Atua’, or spiritual side of oneself. Together makes a whole piece, which is known as the ‘Ira Atua’, or the physical side of oneself. The two ends are of a whale’s head and body. A whale is a source of food and oils.

Size: 1530mm x 380mm

Medium: Medium density fibreboard, stain, acrylic

Status: For Sale

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