ROTO MAHI - INSIDE JOB
Hand carved by Andrew Doughty
This beautiful Manaia is carved from natural stained bone with eyes inlaid in Pāua Shell. ROTO MAHI holds more than one material... New Zealand Douglas Creek Pounamu (jade), and Kauri Wood. These materials have been included to provide a connection to the physical world and to the spiritual realm. A full description of the carving's meaning is provided from the artist.
Andrew has paired this lovely double manaia with a Dark Brown adjustable cord and Brown popper.
ROTO MAHI has two Manaia which are interconnected. This symbolises the interconnected nature of the physical and spiritual worlds. Andrew has decorated these pieces with a lot of carved detail which carries specific and intimate significance for the artist - a carving with meaning beyond that normally associated with this style of Manaia.
Included in your package is a note of the carving from the artist.
The KORU pattern on the inside of the carving represents the inner wealth of wisdom we each possess. They also are symbolic of a journey of discovery.
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.
The Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.
Shipping is included in the price.
This pendant will be on a hand plaited adjustable cord.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru designs.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Andrew Doughty
Material: Natural Bone, Douglas Creek Pounamu, Pāua Shell and Kauri Wood
Cord Colour: Dark Brown
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 75mm (2.9") long; 38mm (1.5") wide