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 has carved this manta in oceanic rosewood. In Marquesan culture, manta rays are considered as protectors of people and they symbolize wisdom, trust, and graceful strength. The top of the manta ray was adorned with ancestral symbols for protection.
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