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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.

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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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Maea - emerge

740.00

Dear friend, Kia Ora

This Taonga is named Maea. Meaning to emerge, arise, appear, become visible, come into view, come up, surface. The name relates to the Manaia emerging from the bone. This is symbolic of an emergence from negativity into positivity. The awakening of our limitless potential for bliss and pure happiness.

The top half of the Taonga is Pounamu. It is the beautiful Ngāi Tahu registered Kahurangi stone. This piece is from the very heart of the rock. Therefore, it is particularly hard and contains some wonderful green hues and textures. This symbolises strength of the spiritual warrior. It is sourced from the rivers of Tai Poutini ki te Raki, the northern region of the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

I am a registered Artisan licensed to purchase raw Pounamu through Ngāi Tahu’s authenticity assurance scheme developed under the authority of the Ngāi Tahu tribal council. Authentic New Zealand Pounamu displays a unique traceability code. Only licensed individuals or businesses can use this mark, as only those following specific regulations can purchase the raw stone from Ngāi Tahu.  The Ngāi Tahu authenticity code is: P100JQB4. It can be traced here:

https://www.ngaitahupounamu.com/authentic/trace

Just below this is an inlay of brass. This symbolises the transition from one state to another. Sometimes a transition is quick, other times it takes time.

At the highest level the Manaia that is emerging from the bone is an expression of Great Enlightenment. Pure and everlasting happiness. Relating to everyday situations not only symbolises our ability to transform from negative to positive, it depicts the new life that flows from such a transformation. This is symbolised by the surrounding koru and the markings that connect them together

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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
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