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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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Celtic Knot - Union

There are many layers of meaning to this bone carving, however, at a simple level, the knot represents the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth and our ability to put an end to this cycle. 

When we realise that this cycle is ongoing and eternal, then we develop the wish to find life’s meaning and this leads us to the spiritual path that puts an end to this cycle. The leads us to end all suffering and provides us with great hope. 

The Koru represent the unfolding and growth of various types of wisdom.  The Koru are on the inside of the outer knot. This symbolises the journey inwards towards peace and enlightenment. Discovery of our true nature. 

 
 

Celtic Knot - Union



This carving is a Celtic style knot called Union. 

There are many layers of meaning to this bone carving, however at a simple level the knot represents the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth and our ability to put an end to this cycle. 

When we realise that this cycle is ongoing and eternal, then we develop the wish to find life’s meaning and this leads us to the spiritual path that puts an end to this cycle. The leads us to end all suffering and provides us with great hope. 

The Koru represent the unfolding and growth of various types of wisdom.  The Koru are on the inside of the outer knot. This symbolises the journey inwards towards peace and enlightenment. Discovery of our true nature. 

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. 

 

This carving is very special and has been given as a gift to my spiritual guide who has been kinder than what words can describe.   

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

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