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Jake And Willy


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My good friend Willy, who I've known my entire life, asked me to carve him a pendant in memory of his dog, Jake. Jake wasn't an ordinary dog, he was loved and adored by everyone that came in contact with him. The carving I did was from a sperm whale tooth. The detail and knotching is influenced by Willy's Ngati Porou whakapapa. Jake's hair is encased in a glass flask that sits on top of the head, forever with Willy, not just in his memory.


Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa



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Wow, very beautiful. What a beautiful motif.

I have dogs, but I had one her name was Georgie and we did everything together, she was my very best friend we even went to work together. Two years ago she was hit by a car, and like Jake, Georgie can't be replaced and it leaves a hole in my heart. Willy must be so pleased and grateful for your gesture.

Also, what a pleasure to see new work from you thank you for sharing it with us!

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