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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.

Manaia - Axe of Wisdom

This small Manaia carving is called 'Axe of wisdom' as this Manaia carries an axe that is symbolic of cutting out the root causes of our own suffering.  

 
 

Manaia - Axe of Wisdom



A Manaia is a symbol of good luck and spiritual protection. 

The Manaia, or spiritual guardian, is the profile of a Tiki. This is symbolic of being half in this world and half in the spirit world. Manaia's can be adapted with other symbols and stylized to communicate different aspects or meaning.

This small Manaia carving is called 'Axe of wisdom' as this Manaia carries an axe that is symbolic of cutting out the root causes of our own suffering.  

The koru symbol is common in New Zealand and is inspired by the unfurling of the new fern fronds. Meanings associated with this are new growth, new beginnings and awakening.

 

The front of this carving is adorned with five obvious Koru and one subtle one located on the end of ‘the tail’. These represent the cleansing of our senses in the aspect of spiritual awakening. It is through this kind of growth and awakening that our true protection will emerge. 

The axe itself has three strands that represent the body, speech and mind. It is through these that we have the opportunity to practice spiritual paths that lead to ultimate happiness.

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

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