TŪRAMARAMA - Giving light... hand carved for us by Andrew Doughty.
This beautiful Manaia is carved from natural stained bone with eyes inlaid in Pāua Shell - and a Pāua insert in the heart of the body. The Pāua inlay is encompassed in a circle of brass. The brass represents seeing and enjoying the abundance of life.
Andrew has paired this lovely manaia with a Crème adjustable cord and Creme popper. He wanted to create a piece of jewellery that will draw the eye and request attention. This piece 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 Matau.
The KORU running up the neck of this carving represent the rising of our happiness.
There is also a pattern that runs along the mouth of the manaia. This symbolises the breath, the giver of life. It also represents a calmness of mind. Through managed, controlled breathing clarity of mind and inner peace can be increased.
TŪRAMARAMA culminates in a hook shape establishing a connection between the ocean and the land - perfect for a piece that comes from New Zealand, an island nation.
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 Hook: The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.
Included in your package is a note about the carving from the artist.
Delivery to you with DHL Express Courier 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, Hook and Koru design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Andrew Doughty
Material: Natural Bone with Pāua Shell and Brass
Cord Colour: Crème
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 56mm (2.2") long; 30mm (1.2") wide