These unique 3-dimensional resin huia feather earrings are handcrafted by Tania Tupu. The Poutama Porourangi tukutuku design on the huia feather represents the search for knowledge and was a pattern introduced by Tania's ancestor Sir Apirana Ngata representing their famous ancestor Porourangi of Ngati Porou. The extinct huia bird was a sacred bird who's feathers were highly prized and were worn by high ranking Māori chiefs symbolizing leadership and mana.
Tania Tupu- Ngati Porou is a jewellery designer and maker of contemporary Maori and Pacific inspired adornment. She has been making jewellery for galleries across New Zealand, Australia and Pacific since 2006.
Size: 5 x 1 x 0.5cm
Made in New Zealand