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WHAKAHOHE - to invigorate, energise, revitalise

Hand carved for us by Andrew Doughty. This is classic bone art - a beautifully handcrafted, thoughtful bone carving.

This beautiful Manaia is carved from natural stained bone with eyes inlaid in Pāua Shell.

WHAKAHOHE is perfect for you if you like handcrafted, traditional art to wear, and if you appreciate the finest craftsmanship.

The artist has decorated these pieces with particular carved detail - these have meaning for the design beyond that associated with this style of Manaia. We will let Andrew do the talking... WHAKAHOHE as described by Andrew below...

This taonga is named WHAKAHOHE meaning to invigorate, energise, revitalise.

This taonga depicts the Manaia with strong protective qualities symbolised by the coverage of the main wing. This wing can also be viewed as the sword of wisdom.

There is a kowhaiwhai pattern flowing up the body on both front and back. This recognises that life has an inner and outer component.

The Manaia: a mythical being believed to be the invisible light, or aura, surrounding a person. They represent spiritual power and are believed to be the guide that leads the spirits to heaven. They are worn to guide and protect. 

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

Shipping is included in the price.

We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia design.


MeaningGuide ~ Protect ~ Communicate

Artist: Andrew Doughty

Material: Natural Bone with Pāua Shell

Cord Colour: Beige

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 68mm (2.7") long; 32mm (1.2") wide

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