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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.

Whakahaumaru iho - Inner Protection

Bone and Pounamu Carvings for Sale

I have a number of carvings available for sale online. The pictures include both front, back and sometimes other angles as well.

All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and includes free postage and packaging within New Zealand. 

All work is personally guaranteed. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about any of the carvings. 

Whakahaumaru iho - Inner Protection

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Whakahaumaru iho - Inner Protection

950.00

This is a one-off very special carving called Whakahaumaru iho. Whakahaumaru means to safeguard, protect, and iho means heart, essence, inside, inner core, kernel, pith of a tree, essential quality, nature. So together this means to protect our innermost essence.

It is made from Boar Tusk with and inlay of Buffalo horn at the top of it where it is hung. Although there are many meanings imbued within this design, the main theme of it speaks of strong protection and strength! Inner strength that is unshakable and stable. The tusk and horn is used by the animals for their protection and also to protect their young and others within the herd. The tusk of the wild boar is essentially ivory and is very hard. 

There are three carved facets on the tusk. This is symbolic of receiving spiritual blessings upon our body, speech and mind. For this is the true protection we carry with us for ever! This design points upwards, lead us  to higher grounds and ultimate bliss.

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The carving comes with a four-plait cord which features a fully adjustable slip knot system to enable to a perfect fit around any size neck. It also comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work. 

I sincerely hope you enjoy the carving and over time come to fully understand all the various layers of meaning imbued in this creation. I wish you and your family the deepest peace and happiness. 

Hei konā rā
Andrew Doughty
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