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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.

Manaia - Fertile Grounds

This Manaia is called 'Fertile Grounds' and is symbolic of attracting the energy of fertility and to increase our good fortune and happiness. This is a very small carving and as a symbol of fertility, it attracts the birth of new ideas, new life, new opportunities and new happiness. 

 
 

Manaia - Fertile Grounds



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

This Manaia is called 'Fertile Grounds' and is symbolic of attracting the energy of fertility and to increase our good fortune and happiness. This is a very small carving and as a symbol of fertility, it attracts the birth of new ideas, new life, new opportunities and new happiness. 

 

 


 

 

 

The carving is adorned with Koru. These have been stained in tea to give it that antique look and feel. 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. 

Within the detail of the koru you can see a fetus forming in the aspect of a small Manaia. From this, a river of koru  is flowing up the carving bestowing the energy of fertility.  

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.

 

Hei konā rā (goodbye)
Andrew Doughty

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