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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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Manaia - Circle of Protection

This Manaia is called 'Circle of Protection' and is symbolic of strong spiritual protection. This is part of the Circle of Life series of carvings. Through being enclosed in the protection of the circle, this Manaia is able to look deep inside itself to understand the purpose of life. 

 
 

Manaia - Circle of Protection



A Manaia is a symbol of 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 can be adapted with other symbols and stylized to communicate different aspects, or meanings.

This Manaia is called 'Circle of Protection' and is symbolic of strong spiritual protection. This is part of the Circle of Life series of carvings. Through being enclosed in the protection of the circle, this Manaia looks deep inside itself to understand the purpose of life. This is symbolised by the Manaia being on the inside of the carving and looking towards the carved details of the various Koru. 

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 eye is an inlay of buffalo horn. This is symbolic of protection as the horns protect the buffalo from harm and serve to keep open space around it. 

There are two wings on the carving. These are the wings of wisdom and love. This is our true protection. 

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

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