MAU TE RONGO - PEACE REIGNS
MAU TE RONGO is one of a series of toki that we commissioned from Andrew. These are beautifully carved, thoughtful pieces that capture concepts that are important to us. The materials used are beautiful and significant, for a multitude of reasons, in our corner of the world.
MAU TE RONGO - is a large sized and beautifully carved traditional Adze/Toki. Carved for us by Andrew Doughty, one of our favourite bone carvers and artists. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, second to none - a gorgeous piece of handcrafted jewellery!
This is a beautiful piece, carved with a great deal of care and thought. Andrew describes the ethos behind his design in some detail and we will supply this description with the carving. Briefly it's meaning is as follows...
MAU TE RONGO - On the front there is a kowhaiwhai pattern that becomes a flowing heart shape, symbolising love. Where there is love there is peace.
Also on the front, a special inlay of pāua shell. This symbolises the heart of our being.
On the back there is a kowhaiwhai pattern, representing the twists and turns that this journey involves.
This Taonga has been registered in Andrew's database and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
A fantastic toki, meaningful, beautifully carved and deserving of a home for generations.
We provide this piece with a note from the artist to the holder of this carving.
Also included, on of our Kia Ora cards which explain a little behind the Toki design.
Artist: Andrew Doughty
Material: Bone with Pāua Shell insert
Cord: Dark Brown
Size: 82mm (3.2") long; 27mm (1") at widest point
Certificate of Authenticity - Registration: 100-575