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.
Size: STAT: 7cm+ in lengrh
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***
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