From our Hiwa i te rangi Collection and now our Tupuānuku Collection comes the Matariki high neck Necklace. This is a statement piece and can be adjusted at the back to fit many neck sizes.
The design this piece represents is Matariki, the nine star constellation.
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.
We have used the tukutuku cross to represent one of the nine stars in the Matariki constellation; Matariki, Waitī, Waitā, Tupuānuku, Tupuārangi, Waipunarangi, Ururangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. You can see them engraved onto the necklace piece.
Necklace and material details:
Pendant: approx 40cm in length
Pendant Material: engraved bamboo painted in gold and black
Chain: (gunmetal & copper) 21cm length (with extension chains for added length if required)
Necklace comes in four options:
1. All in gold (see photo of Teina our model in the photos)
2. All in black (whetū pieces engraved)
3. Gold base with black whetū pieces
4. Black base with gold whetū pieces