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Use the form on the right to contact me anytime. I will get back to you as soon as possible.  

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

Alternatively, you can call me on +64 27519 0724

If you are outside of New Zealand, please keep in mind the time difference. (+12 hours GMT). 

You can also message me on Facebook @bonecraft.co.nz

 

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.

MADE-TO-ORDER MANAIA HOOKS

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. 

MADE-TO-ORDER MANAIA HOOKS

Manaia-Hook---rangimārie---Quiet-and-peaceful_1.jpg
Tongarewa-Punanga---Hidden-Gem_size.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Ahoroa---bright-moonlight.jpg
128---Manaia-Hook---Angitu---be-successful.jpg
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128---Manaia-Hook---Angitu---be-successful_back.jpg
Manaia-Hook---puiaki---precious.jpg
Manaia-Hook---puiaki---precious_1.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Friendship.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Friendship_nose.jpg
111---Manaia-Hook---Summer-kārohirohi.jpg
103 - Manaia Hook - hana - Radiate_1.jpg
102 - Manaia Hook - ūkaipō - Real Home_1.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Aho---(Shine).jpg
Waka-o-manawapou---Lifeblood-of-the-waka_1.jpg
Manaia Hook - Kanohi Atua - Divine Eye_2.jpg
Manaia-hook---Arahina-O-Mātauranga.jpg
Manaia-hook---Higher-Grounds_web1.jpg
38-Manaia hook Joyful heart.jpg
Manaia-Hook---rangimārie---Quiet-and-peaceful_1.jpg
Tongarewa-Punanga---Hidden-Gem_size.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Ahoroa---bright-moonlight.jpg
128---Manaia-Hook---Angitu---be-successful.jpg
128---Manaia-Hook---Angitu---be-successful_3.jpg
128---Manaia-Hook---Angitu---be-successful_back.jpg
Manaia-Hook---puiaki---precious.jpg
Manaia-Hook---puiaki---precious_1.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Friendship.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Friendship_nose.jpg
111---Manaia-Hook---Summer-kārohirohi.jpg
103 - Manaia Hook - hana - Radiate_1.jpg
102 - Manaia Hook - ūkaipō - Real Home_1.jpg
Manaia-Hook---Aho---(Shine).jpg
Waka-o-manawapou---Lifeblood-of-the-waka_1.jpg
Manaia Hook - Kanohi Atua - Divine Eye_2.jpg
Manaia-hook---Arahina-O-Mātauranga.jpg
Manaia-hook---Higher-Grounds_web1.jpg
38-Manaia hook Joyful heart.jpg
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MADE-TO-ORDER MANAIA HOOKS

240.00 295.00

I am offering a very special price of $240 NZD. Usually they are $295 NZD each.*

Manaia Hooks are the most popular carving I make.

Once you order a Manaia Hook I will email you with a time frame that it will take from me to make it and courier it to you. Generally this will be made and ready to send within one to two weeks of the order being placed.  

I have 10 available 'pre-orders'. First in first serve. 

Each of my Manaia Hooks unique and a little bit different each time I make one. I have a variety of examples on my website and pictures here. Feel free to let me know of any preferences when placing the order.  

  • 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 comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work.
  • It is well presented in a special bonecraft gift box. 

Basic Meaning of the Manaia Hook:

A Manaia hook is a symbol of good luck and spiritual protection. The Manaia (or spiritual guardian) is the profile of a Tiki. This is symbolic of being half in this world and half in the spirit world.

This style of hook can be traced back to the Māori mythological origins of New Zealand where it is described that the demigod Māui 'fished' up the North Island of New Zealand (which is shaped like a stingray) with the jawbone of his grandmother, Murirangawhenua. (1)

The fish hook signifies abundance, nourishment, and strength. As such it attracts the energies of peace, prosperity, and good health. A fishhook is a symbol that provides safe journey over water. Therefore it is considered a good luck charm by travellers and seafarers.

This Manaia Hook has an inlay of Paua for the eyes. The koru on the front and back of the carving represents a road map, or guide, that leads to the attainment of great wisdom. 

The koru symbol is common in New Zealand and is inspired by the unfurling of the new fern fronds. Meanings associated with this are new growth, new beginnings and awakening. 

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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

* (Plus courier fees for those outside New Zealand, free postage for NZ based customers). 

1 - Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Tangaroa, god of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/te-hi-ika-maori-fishing/page-1 (accessed 8 September 2016)