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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.

Koruru (mask) - ā-ngutu kau Taonga - Treasures by word of mouth

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. 

Koruru (mask) - ā-ngutu kau Taonga - Treasures by word of mouth

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Koruru (mask) - ā-ngutu kau Taonga - Treasures by word of mouth

565.00

This Koruru is named ā-ngutu kau Taonga. The intended meaning is translated to Treasures by word of mouth.

This Taonga emphasises the importance of the oral teachings and stories passed down from generation to generation. Such knowledge is very precious and is easily lost if the lineage holders of this are unable to pass it down for various reasons.

I think there are some close similarities between this aspect of Māori culture and my Buddhist faith where there is a strong tradition of oral teachings that are only available through receiving the transmission from the meditation masters who are the holders of the scared lineage.

The Taonga is a blend of Bone, Pounamu, copper and Pāua.

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The carving comes with a plaited 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
Database Reference:  100-222