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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 - Deep Flow

This carving speaks of the methods to awaken the intuitive nature of our mind. Opening the third eye. Spiritual awakening.

This connects us to wisdom and sacred knowledge. The part of us that understands and knows what are correct actions to be taken. When we know such things, we need to put these into practice as just knowing is not enough.

 
 

Manaia - Deep Flow



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

This creation is a double Manaia called Deep Flow. Like all my work, there are many layers of deep meaning imbued within this creation.

This carving speaks of the methods to awaken the intuitive nature of our mind. Opening the third eye. Spiritual awakening. This connects us to wisdom and sacred knowledge. The part of us that understands and knows what are correct actions to be taken. When we know such things, we need to put these into practice as just knowing is not enough.

There are two Manaia within this carving which are seamlessly connected. This indicates our nature is interconnected with all other living beings. At another level, it represents transformation from an ordinary being into enlightened being. As our lives are intricately woven together with the destinies of others, this can be viewed as an entanglement, or the creation of a beautiful pattern. This is depicted through the overall weaving of the bone design.  

The wing from which the carving is hung, shows that this awakening causes us to transcend the internal cycles of life, death and rebirth. This is represented by the figure 8 in the overall design with the wing is breaking free from mundane existance.   In the middle of the carving is an inlay of pāua. It has a natural pupil. This is symbolic of omniscient wisdom found deep within the mind. So, to attain liberation from the various cycles of suffering we need to look within using this wisdom eye.

 

The wing from which the carving is hung, shows that this awakening causes us to transcend the internal cycles of life, death and rebirth. This is represented by the figure 8 in the overall design with the wing is breaking free from mundane existence.  

In the middle of the carving is an inlay of pāua. It has a natural pupil. This is symbolic of omniscient wisdom found deep within the mind. So, to attain liberation from the various cycles of suffering we need to look within using this wisdom eye.

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.

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
Andrew Doughty

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