UPDATE: STERLING SILVER NOW AVAILABLE
Kowhaiwhai, these are the beautiful repeating patterns of traditional Maori design. They differ from iwi to iwi, tribe to tribe and they tell the story of the history of the people; where they came from, where they are going, their legends, Gods and the connections and relationships that link us all together - the connections that make a family!
These gorgeous earrings feature hand-drawn Maori kowhaiwhai patterns which are then etched into the metal to provide a relief pattern. Each design drawn is different to the others and is intended to represent the vast diversity of, and connection between, souls and spirits in this world and in others. The spirals, dots, lines and swirls tell the story of our history, our values and our family.
Stunning statement cufflinks are available in 3 metal options: Copper, Brass and Sterling Silver. Each Cufflink features an individually hand-drawn kowhaiwhai pattern and is then etched to create a beautiful statement. They measure approximately 1.8cm across and are mounted on Sterling Silver plated clasps.
CUSTOMIZATION: If you would like your particular story included in the kowhaiwhai design for your earrings, or the story of a loved one, you may select the customization option for a small additional fee. I will contact you in advance of making your order to hear your story, and then create a design that represents you.