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36 Meadowville Avenue
Christchurch, Canterbury, 8024
New Zealand

+64 27519 0724

Andrew Doughty is a New Zealand based Bone and Stone carver and artist. Each carving is handcrafted with love. His wish is to create carvings that communicate peace and hope.

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135 - Whakawhiti nui – great crossing

This Carving is named Whakawhiti nui. This name means Great crossing. It is a stilized Waka (canoe) prow.

This is symbolic of making the great crossing of life and navigating our way to the shores of enlightenment.

 
 

Whakawhiti nui – great crossing



Wisdom & inner peace

This Carving is named Whakawhiti nui. This name means Great crossing. It is a stilized Waka (canoe) prow.

This is symbolic of making the great crossing of life and navigating our way to the shores of enlightenment.

The small Manaia at the top of the carving is looking forward and out to sea. They are acting as the lookout. Keeping us on the correct path and always aware of the destination.

The main Manaia at the bottom of the carving is looking back at the main body of the waka (if this prow was mounted on the actual waka). This is symbolic of looking deep within our heart and mind and attaining the wisdom and strength we need to navigate the journey of our life.

There are 11 supports between the main poles that run up the centre of the Taonga. In numerology 11 is a Master number, the number 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. As such this indicates the strength of intuitive wisdom and insight flowing from our innermost being to support our journey in this world.

The spirals represent the interconnections between our actions, their effects and the relationships we have with everything in the universe. From our thoughts come the actions we do which forge the direction our life takes. In the same way that the prow of the waka cuts through the water, so to our direction is governed by the coming together of many variable conditions. These are not as random as we may first think.

The spirals represent the interconnections between our actions, their effects and the relationships we have with everything in the universe. From our thoughts come the actions we do which forge the direction our life takes. In the same way that the prow of the waka cuts through the water, so to our direction is governed by the coming together of many variable conditions. These are not as random as we may first think.

There are also other levels of meaning contained within this Taonga.

It also comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the carving and over time come to fully understand all the various layers of meaning imbued in this creation. I wish you and your family the deepest peace and happiness.

Hei konā rā 
Andrew Doughty

 

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