Haha Ua (Manta ray)
The Marquesas Islands are the home to the incredible creature called the manta ray. Inspired by numerous manta rays that live in the bay of Hakaui, Tangy created this manta out of a red stone “kee tu”. In Marquesan culture, manta rays are considered as protectors of people and they symbolize wisdom. The top of the manta ray was adorned with the ancestral symbol of divinity.
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