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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.

Manaia - Waimaria - Fortunate

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. 

Manaia - Waimaria - Fortunate

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Manaia - Waimaria - Fortunate

1,200.00

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. Manaia can be adapted with other symbols and stylized to communicate different aspects, or meanings.

This Manaia is called Waimaria. This means to be lucky or fortunate. From the mouth of the Manaia flow a river of koru. This represents the unfolding of good deeds we have done in the past and as a result, we can experience peace and happiness now and in the future.

On the forehead of the Manaia is a single spiral which represents our wisdom eye. Through wisdom we can ascertain what are correct actions and what are not conductive to ours and others well-being.

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.

There are three inlays of pāua (not including the eye). The pāua inlay in the centre of the design is symbolic of the innermost nature of our mind. Its nature is pure, beautiful, and peaceful. This is held on top of a rising cone containing the spiral pattern. This represents great compassion which is free flowing. With compassion we can traverse genuine spiritual paths that lead to deeper happiness and the realisation of our own pure nature.

The inlay at the bottom represents our body. It is upon the basis of this that we have the opportunity to experience our great fortune. This symbolic body resides in a pattern that represents the ocean. This is symbolic of ‘navigating’ our live through the vast ocean of life. By basing our ultimate happiness on something deeper, we are less prone to being blown around by the waves of life and are like a stable and powerful fish who remains unaffected by the wind and waves on top of the water.

The third inlay of pāua relates to our speech. Our speech can hurt or heal. The power to use this to benefit others is symbolised by the ‘arm’ which is also a wisdom staff. As you can see, this ‘staff’ is connected to the wisdom eye of the Manaia and represents that we are able to use our speech with great wisdom. In summery the three inlays represent blessings upon our body, speech, and mind. Through this we create our great good fortune.

The third inlay of pāua relates to our speech. Our speech can hurt or heal. The power to use this to benefit others is symbolised by the ‘arm’ which is also a wisdom staff. As you can see, this ‘staff’ is connected to the wisdom eye of the Manaia and represents that we are able to use our speech with great wisdom. In summery the three inlays represent blessings upon our body, speech, and mind. Through this we create our great good fortune.

The eye is an inlay of pāua also. This is symbolic of being able to 'see' clearly. On the back of the carving there is a symbol found within Buddhist tenants. It represents an increase of harmony in our life.

It also comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work.

I sincerely hope you enjoy viewing this carving.

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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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