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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 - Turned Within

This bone carving is a Manaia called 'Turned Within'. Through being enclosed in the protection of the circle, this Manaia is able to look deep inside itself to understand the purpose of life and determine a clear direction that is meaningful. This is represented by the Manaia being on the inside of the carving and looking towards the carved details of the various Koru. 

 
 

Manaia - Turning Within



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 'Turned Within'. Through being enclosed in the protection of the circle, this Manaia can look deep inside itself to understand the purpose of life and determine a clear direction that is meaningful. 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 strength and protection, as the horns protect the buffalo from harm and serve to keep open space around it. 

The wing and tail interlock with itself which represents trusting oneself. Deep inside ourselves we have the strength and answers we all need. 

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:  000-25