Earrings Gold Mirror, Tupuārangi

JEST_18TR
$45.00

Add a little sparkle to your ears with these gold mirror earrings. Themed around the star Tupuārangi, make them yours today before they run out!

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.

The kōrero (story) behind this earring design: 

Tupuārangi is similar to Tupuānuku (the star of all cultivated and uncultivated food products) in terms of its connection to food and growth; however, in this instance he is associated with food that comes from the sky.  Tupuārangi is linked to nga manu (birds).

For this collection we drew inspiration from the manu, the kererū, the kākā and the kāhu. We have also used the overall theme of Tupuārangi as a hunter of birds.  

The main tohu (pattern) for Tupuārangi is the kākā pōria, which are small leg rings usually fashioned from bone or stone such as pounamu. This was so that the birds could become mōkai (pet) which were then used to help hunt more Kākā birds.

Earring details:  

Size: STATEMENT - 75mm in length

Earring material: Gold Mirror Perspex

Earring hooks: Gold Plated (Nickel Free) Hooks.

Care instructions: We recommend you care and gently handle your items, treat them like the taonga (treasure) they are. When cleaning, use a damp cloth and let air dry.


***COLOUR VARIATION - Please note while all measures are taken to ensure the colouring of our photos match the actual product, there may be slight variations due to device colour matching***

If you would like to learn more about Matariki check out this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qypTEOQzz9I

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Earrings Gold Mirror, Tupuārangi
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