This stunning pendant is hand-made and hand carved by Stevei Houkāmau - Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Rangitane, from uku (black clay).
Stevei was born and raised in Porirua. In 2011, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts at Toihoukura at the Eastern Institute of Technology. She developed her interest in uku (clay) from Wi Taepa, Baye Riddle and the late Manos Nathan of Ngā Kaihanga Uku, the collective of Māori clay workers. Her work references the indigenous tattoo practices of moko and tatau, customary vessels, matriarchal relationships and growth cycles, to consider connections between past, present and future.
Black/red wax cotton slip knot cord- 30cm fully extended
Size: 9 x 2cm
Made in New Zealand