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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 - Heart of Freedom

This Manaia is called 'Heat of Freedom'.  It is symbolic of attaining the joy of freedom within our mind. Not being bound by the constraints of harmful thinking that leads us to experience negative states of mind. When we are in control of our mind, we can train it to remain positive, virtuous and therefore peaceful. 

 
 

Manaia - Heart of Freedom



This Manaia represents the joy of freedom and control over our mind.

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 can be adapted with other symbols and stylized to communicate different aspects, or meanings.

This Manaia is called 'Heat of Freedom'.  It is symbolic of attaining the joy of freedom within our mind. Not being bound by the constraints of harmful thinking that leads us to experience negative states of mind. When we are in control of our mind, we can train it to remain positive, virtuous and therefore peaceful. 

This carving also represents protection as depicted by the Manaia. being surrounded within a circle of protection. The actual protection is achieved through developing a mind of love. 

 

The carved details of the various Koru show us the untapped potential that we contain within our own mind. 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 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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