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!
This gorgeous necklace features 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.
This statement necklace features 3 individually drawn and etched panels that sit across the collar bone. It measures approximately 10cm long and 2cm deep on a 45cm chain. It is available in three different metals – Recycled Copper, Brass and Sterling Silver.
CUSTOMIZATION: If you would like your particular story included in the kowhaiwhai design for your necklace, 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.
Copper, Brass, Sterling Silver