Kowhaiwhai, these are the beautiful repeating patterns of traditional Maori design. They differ from iwi to iwi, tribe to tribe and they tell the story of the history of the people; where they came from, where they are going, their legends, Gods and the connections and relationships that link us all together – the connections that make a family!
These gorgeous earrings feature hand-drawn Maori kowhaiwhai patterns which are then etched into the metal to provide a relief pattern. Each design drawn is different to the others and is intended to represent the vast diversity of, and connection between, souls and spirits in this world and in others. The spirals, dots, lines and swirls tell the story of our history, our values and our family.
These earrings are long rectangles in shape and available in three different metals – Recycled Copper, Brass and Sterling Silver. They are finished with hand-made silver earhooks. Each earring measures 5cm (2 inches) long