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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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Manaia - Awakening Mind of Wholeness

The Bone carving is a Manaia, or spiritual guardian. A Manaia 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 Manaia is called ‘Awakening Mind of Wholeness'. This Manaia is symbolic of connection between our ordinary mundane 'self' and the highest 'self' that we can become. This is shown through the two Manaia heads at each end of the same body. As a result of this, great power arises from within and causes us to become a source of inspiration for others. 

 
 

Manaia - Awakening Mind of Wholeness



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 stylised to communicate different aspects or meaning.

This Manaia is called ‘Awakening Mind of Wholeness'. This Manaia is symbolic of connection between our ordinary mundane 'self' and the highest 'self' that we can become. This is shown through the two Manaia heads at each end of the same body. As a result of this, great power arises from within and causes us to become a source of inspiration for others. 

The carving is covered by the all-pervasive life-force which is symbolised by the koru covering the main body giving us the power to fulfill our virtuous wishes and benefit others. 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 eyes are an inlay of Paua shell. Each eye has a natural 'pupil' in the inlay formed by the curve of the shell created through the way it has been sanded. 

The bottom of the carving is a stilized Tuatara.  A Tuatara is an endemic reptile with baggy skin and spines down the back. Because of their spiritual association with the atua Whiro, whose realm was of things evil, tuatara were feared.

Therefore his carving is symbolic of overcoming, destroying and eradicating all evil from our mind and therefore being free from negative external influences. True protection comes through our spritual development and cultivating minds of love and wisdom.  

The carving comes with a four-plait cord which features a fully adjustable slip knot system to enable to a perfect fit around any size neck. It also comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work. 

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

Database Reference:  000-57