WHAKAAHURU - To Warm, Cherish, Comfort
A description of this piece in the artists words...
This Taonga is named Whakaahuru which means to warm, cherish, comfort.
In general, the whale tail represents strength, power, and speed. Such symbolism is obvious to those who have directly encountered these masters of the sea. There are also elements of sensitivity and hidden knowledge held within this symbol. This relates to the great empathy and intelligence that these great mammals possess. There are historical and recorded instances where help to humans has been given by the mighty whale.
The design on the front of the carving has several layers of meaning. The pattern flowing up the neck of the carving represents the currents of the ocean. This is symbolic of the currents of our spiritual life arising to the surface and guiding us to gain the attainments of inner peace, liberation and union with truth.
The Koru on the front also represents our untapped potential and leads to the unfolding of great wisdom and love. It is the new dawn, new beginnings.
Like the whale arising from the depths of the ocean we are able to rise above the mundane and meaningless and acquire a broader vision. The growth of our humanity as it relates to our personal spiritual life.
WHAKAAHURU really is a work of art to wear! This piece is carved from bone and stained for detail.
In general, the whale tail represents strength, power and speed. Such symbolism is obvious to those who have directly encountered these masters of the sea. They also represent elements of sensitivity and hidden knowledge. This relates to the great empathy and intelligence that these great mammals possess. There are historical and recorded instances where the mighty whale has provided help to humans in distress.
The design of the carving has several layers of meaning. The pattern flowing up the neck of the carving represents the currents of the ocean. This is symbolic of the currents of our spiritual life rising to the surface and guiding us to achieve inner peace and spiritual freedom.
Andrew has paired this lovely whale tail with a brown adjustable cord. If you like handcrafted, traditional art to wear, and if you appreciate beautiful craftsmanship - check this piece out, it's a beauty!
Andrew provides a note to the holder of the carving, which is included in your package. This is special, as it creates a connection between the artist, Andrew, the carving and the owner of WHAKAAHURU.
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.
This pendant will be delivered to you on a plaited, adjustable cord.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Koru design.
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Meaning: Inner Peace ~ Liberation ~ Wisdom
Artist: Andrew Doughty
Material: Natural Bone with Pāua Shell
Cord Colour: Brown
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 66mm (2.6") long; 36mm (1.4") wide