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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 - Hinengaro of sharp wisdom

This bone carving is a Manaia, or spiritual guardian, which 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 ‘Hinengaro of sharp wisdom'. Hinengaro is the Māori word for mind, thought, intellect, consciousness, and awareness...

 
 

Manaia - Hinengaro of sharp wisdom



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 stylized to communicate different aspects or meaning.

This Manaia is called ‘Hinengaro of sharp wisdom'. Hinengaro is the Māori word for mind, thought, intellect, consciousness, and awareness. 

The sharp barb is a feature used on fishing hooks. This barb is located on the inside of the Manaia tail which is curling around itself. This is symbolic of ‘hooking and catching’ inner wisdom. This inner wisdom produces a sharp mind and leads to deep and lasting peace.

The single arm is symbolic of strength and single pointed determination to do what is correct.     

 

 

The koru pattern on the inside of the carving represents the inner wealth of wisdom we each possess. They also are symbolic of a journey of discovery.

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 strength and protection, as the horns protect the buffalo from harm and serve to keep open space around it. 

This piece 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:  000-44