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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.

Whakaohooho - Awaken - Inspire

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. 

Whakaohooho - Awaken - Inspire


Whakaohooho - Awaken - Inspire


This Taonga is named Whakaohooho. This name means to rouse, awaken, inspire, and motivate. The basis of this Taonga is a Koru. This symbolises awakening to a new life. It represents being inspired to take the essence of this precious opportunity we have, to transform our minds from negative into positive.

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 flowing designs running up the sides depict the methods to improve our inner peace. In the same way that there are different medicines for different ailments, so too there are different methods that oppose our negative states of mind.

The designs flowing on the inside of the main koru indicate that human life is an inner journey of self-improvement and because of this, we can bring to benefit others.

On the back this theme continues and the bottom design which contains three koru, depict receiving blessings upon our body, speech and mind. All of this leads to a great joy and inner peace.

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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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