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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). 

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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 - kupumahi mātauranga - Universal wisdom

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 - kupumahi mātauranga - Universal wisdom

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Manaia - kupumahi mātauranga - Universal wisdom

750.00 895.00

Dear friend, Kia Ora

This Manaia is called Kupumahi Mātauranga. The word Mātauranga means knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and skill. Kupumahi means verb, or a doing word and also means universal. The intention of this name is to communicate the actions of universal wisdom. The overall Taonga depicts the attainment of pure joy in our heart.

At the bottom of the carving in the circle is a symbolic universe. This is essentially being held in the belly of the guardian. It is like being inside the mandala (universe) of our spiritual Guru, or according to Māori traditions, Io (supreme being).

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.

Making others happy is a cause of experiencing pure joy ourselves. This power to benefit others is symbolised by the ‘arm’ which is rises to touch the forehead of the guardian. This symbolises having an inner wisdom that surpasses worldly achievements. There is another symbolic ‘arm’ with 21 scales upon it. These depict 21 of the 37 realisations of enlightenment. The state of permanent pure inner peace, bliss and joy. The 16 other realisations are hidden within the Taonga. Because these are hidden, it symbolises that the methods to attain these stages of realisation are secret.

The two inlay of pāua on the front depict the rising and falling of the tides of life. On the back of the carving there is a beautiful inlay of Mother of Pearl. It represents the results of our efforts to benefit others. The great attainment of a pure joy and perfect happiness. Our highest potential realised.

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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.

I wish you and your family the deepest peace and happiness.

 

Aroha Nui
Andrew Doughty

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