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Or if you prefer email me: adoughty@bonecraft.co.nz

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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.

 Kōpua - to be deep

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. 

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Kōpua - to be deep

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Dear friend, Kia Ora

This Taonga is named Kōpua. This means to be deep.

In general, the whale tail represents strength, power, and speed. Such symbolism is obvious to those who have directly encountered these masters of the sea. There are also elements of sensitivity and hidden knowledge held within this symbol. This relates to the great empathy and intelligence that these great mammals possess. There are historical and recorded instances where help to humans has been given by the mighty whale.   

The design on the front of the carving has several layers of meaning. The pattern flowing up the neck of the carving represents the currents of the ocean. This is symbolic of the currents of our spiritual life arising to the surface and guiding us to gain the attainments of inner peace and liberation.

The design on the back of the tail is symbolic of crossing over. In this instance this means crossing over from negativity to positiveness. Or another way of saying it is crossing over to take control and responsibility for our happiness. All things are a reflection of our mind. Our attitudes and views towards certain situations are what is most important. It’s not the situation itself, but how we relate to it that is most important. For example, we could be on waiting for a plane trip and be happy, excited, or peaceful about the waiting, or we could be waiting for the same plane trip and be impatient. The nature of the activity is the same (i.e. waiting) the relationship our mind has to this experience is different depending on our positive or negative attitude.

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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.

Arohanui
Andrew Doughty

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