Taniwha - Sea guardians
These bone carvings are water guardians, sometimes referred to as a Taniwha. There are many types of Taniwha, but generally speaking, a Taniwha is a guardian of a specific location and usually associated with a body of water. They are similar to the Dragons of Celtic origin. This specific carving represents our Spiritual Guides power to guide our mind across the vast ocean of life as we know it.
Taniwha - Sea Guardians (pair)
These Taniwha are guardians of water. They bring good luck and protection from negativity.
These bone carvings are water guardians referred to as a Taniwha. There are many types of Taniwha. A Taniwha is a guardian of a specific location and usually associated with a body of water. They are similar to the Dragons of Celtic origin.
These Taniwha are called 'All pervasive heart' (the large one) and 'All pervasive mind' (the small one). They represent our Spiritual teachers power to guide our mind across the vast ocean of life as we know it.
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 these carvings is adorned with a 'river' of Koru. These represent the journey towards peace and happiness through cleansing our mind. This leads to a spiritual awakening. It is through this kind of growth and awakening that our true protection will emerge.
They come with officially signed certificates of authenticity and have been registered with 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 (goodbye)
Database Reference: 000-6
Source: Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - Mana, tapu and mauri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/te-ao-marama-the-natural-world/page-5 (accessed 25 November 2016)