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This is a wonderful carving - an organic form, delicately carved - a beautiful boars tusk pendant.  

This piece was carved for us by Andrew Doughty - he has named it MANA WHAKAPUTA WHAKAARO which means freedom of speech.

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

MANA WHAKAPUTA WHAKAARO is made from a wild boars tusk that has been fused together with some buffalo horn and Pāua Shell inlay for the detail.

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...

MANA WHAKAPUTA WHAKAARO contains a Koruru figure at the tip of the boars tusk. This is capped with Buffalo Horn. The horn symbolises great strength and leadership.

The large mouth and tongue represent the passing down of knowledge and wisdom from the elders who have come before us. The oral stories as well as the written word. The stories of the past that help shape the future.

The pattern on the back depicts the ocean of life. It's currents, ebbs and flows. Collectively therefore, this taonga depicts the safe navigation of a life full of wisdom and learning.

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: Knowledge ~ Wisdom ~ Learning

Artist: Andrew Doughty

Material: Boars Tusk, Buffalo Horn, Pāua Shell with Brass

Cord Colour: Black

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 105mm (4.1") long; 19mm (0.7") at widest point

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