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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.

Aurei (cloak pin) - Marama o te rere

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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. 

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Aurei (cloak pin) - Marama o te rere

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Aurei (cloak pin) - Marama o te rere

230.00

Dear friend, Kia Ora

This simple Taonga is an Aurei (cloak pin). It is named Marama o te rere, meaning Light of flight.

Traditionally these were used to fasten customary Maori cloaks over the shoulder. I really like the simplicity of this design. It has a very light stain to bring out the design work of the Manaia in the centre. I have endeavoured to follow the traditional style of Aurei.

Such items not only served a practical function, they also designated, or expressed, status. Elders would tie a bunch of these together upon their shoulder causing them to jingle and made noise when they stood to speak, thus catching the attention of their audience.

The middle of the Taonga holds a Manaia. The Manaia is a spiritual guardian. They are generally depicted as the profile of a Tiki. This is symbolic of being half in this world and half in the spirit world.

This specific Manaia contains three teeth. This symbolises wholeness. Through contemplation and meditation, the teeth are symbolic of grinding down the ‘parts of reality’ we normally see until we can perceive their ultimate nature.

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 whānau the deepest peace and happiness.

Arohanui

Andrew Doughty

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