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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.

Matau - Hautū -  leadership, leading

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. 

Matau - Hautū - leadership, leading


Matau - Hautū - leadership, leading


Dear friend, Kia Ora

This Matau is named Hautū, meaning leadership and leading. It symbolises leading ourselves and others towards worthy goals. When our life has meaning and purpose, we are able to use such qualities to lead. Meaningful leadership is that which helps and benefits others.

In general, the Matau signifies abundance, nourishment, and strength. As such it attracts the energies of protection, peace, prosperity, and good health. A fishhook is a symbol that provides safe journey over water. Therefore, it is considered a good luck charm by travellers and seafarers.

This specific Taonga is engraved with two small patterns that symbolise being led to rise above the mundane. Leading us to deep inner peace and the rising of happiness and joy within.  

The back of this Taonga has no markings. It symbolises great purity of mind. At another level it shows a great secret, that which is the true nature of all things. 

As such, the Matau is symbolic of navigating our own lives with wisdom and insight. This is attained through spiritual development.

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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.

Andrew Doughty

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