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PŪHEKE - to flow

This is a wonderful carving - an organic, weighty and beautiful boars tusk.  

This piece was carved for us by Andrew Doughty - he has named it PŪHEKE which means to flow.

We will include a lengthy description of this piece - detail on the meaning behind the detail in the carving by the artist.

PŪHEKE is made from a wild boars tusk that has been fused together with some buffalo horn. There is a small insert of Mother of Pearl in the centre of a brass surround.

A perfect piece if you like original and beautifully crafted artwork.

This is an exquisite piece so take a moment to watch the short video, it will give you a good perspective of the high standard of craftsmanship.

The artists words below...

Although there are many meanings imbued within this design, the main theme of it speaks of strong protection and strength. The tusks and horns are used by the animals for their protection and to protect their young and others within the herd. It also represents leadership.

One facet on the tusk is a kowhaiwhai design containing a flow of Koru. Together they represent a flow of strength into our being. At another level it symbolises the flow of ocean currents along with the ebbs and flows of the tides. Therefore depicts the navigation of life with all its twists and turns. The Mother of Pearl inlay at the top symbolises spiritual treasures to be found if they are diligently sought.

Included in your package is a note of the carving from the artist.

Delivery to you with Express Courier is included in the price.

Meaning: Strong Protection ~ Strength ~ Leadership

Artist: Andrew Doughty

Material: Boars Tusk, Buffalo Horn with Mother of Pearl and Brass

Cord Colour: Dark Brown

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 96mm (3.8") long; 18mm (0.7") at widest point

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