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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 - Union Protector

This Manaia is called 'Union Protector' and is part of the double Manaia in Union series. In general, it is symbolic of attaining the joy of union. This can be the union of a loving relationship with someone close to you. Alternatively, it represents the union of the self with ultimate truth. By practicing meditation, we can obtain such a union and experience true peace and joy.

 
 

Manaia - Union Protector



This double Manaia represents ultimate happiness through attaining various types of union.

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 'Union Protector' and is part of the double Manaia in Union series. In general, it is symbolic of attaining the joy of union. This can be the union of a loving relationship with someone close to you. Alternatively, it represents the union of the self with ultimate truth. By practicing meditation, we can obtain such a union and experience true peace and joy.

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

 

Through being enclosed in the protection of the circle, these Manaia merge into one entity.

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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