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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.

Te Mana o te Kaitiaki - the Guardian's Power

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. 

Te Mana o te Kaitiaki - the Guardian's Power

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Te Mana o te Kaitiaki - the Guardian's Power

195.00

This style is inspired by time spent up north visiting whanau last Christmas. It is named Te Mana o te Kaitiaki meaning the Guardian's Power. There are many ways to understand this.

There are many legends surrounding Tiki masks. In general, such masks can represent various Deities, guardian protectors, or specific tīpuna (ancestors) whom are believed to be auspiciously connected to the wearer.  It can also represent the higher self, or our ultimate nature.

This Taonga depicts powerful energy entering the central channel and descending into the crown of the mask. This symbolises a great power which enables us to free ourselves and others from suffering.

The patterns either side symbolise methods to achieve the state of deep peace inner peace. It represents the actual path to liberation and the awakening of our limitless potential.

The twists at the top of the Taonga represent the eternal cycles of rebirth and the twists and turns of our present life. The Taonga straightens out and contains no twists where the powerful energy is entering the central channel. This symbolises the stability of our mind as we advance from strength to strength.

On the back are three ascending koru. They represent our active role in receiving powerful blessings upon our body, speech and mind. The markings in-between show that all things are interconnected. We are interdependent.

The most precious opportunity to develop spiritually exists now. By taking the essence of this human life we can tap into the ‘energy of life’ and therefore fulfil the goal of our existence.    

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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

Database Reference:  000-169