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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.

Hei Tiki- Te Puna Tōmairaki

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. 

Hei Tiki- Te Puna Tōmairaki

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Hei Tiki- Te Puna Tōmairaki

850.00

This Hei Tiki is named Te Puna Tōmairaki. It is based on the northern tribes style of Tiki as many years ago I was given the blessings to carve Hei Tiki and utilise the design within my art work by a master carver and kaumataua of the far north. I very rarely do them however I've had some inspiration recently to do this one-of-a-kind carving.  

This Taonga is using symbolism to denote a story that this Tiki is wanting to fully express. The mouth is wide open which represents the voicing of its inner being which the curve and linear lines represent. 

The senses, te Puna, which also means 'spring' in this instance, of Tōmairaki, is a name that was given along with a blessing of this carving by my cultural Kaumataua. Rev’d Maurice Manawaroa Gray MNZM, LTh,JP of Na te Upoko Runaka o Te Runaka ki Otautahi o Kai Tahu.

Tōmairaki is in reference to the morning dew waters and the essence of these waters. Such waters were utilised by Maori healers for purification of body, mind and spirit. Thus allowing new life to come forth into the world. 

Its full name is Te Puna Tōmairaki. It carries both the masculine energy and feminine essence that brings forth life, but not just ordinary contaminated life, instead it brings forth the perfectly purified life. 

There is a saying that pure intention brings pure love which is divine.   

 

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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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