Huia Feather Earrings - Cream and Black
These Huia Feather Earrings by Tania Tupu are inspired by Aotearoa's extinct huia bird, sadly silenced before our generation could hear its song.
A huia feather was traditionally given as a token of friendship and respect and worn by high ranking chiefs symbolising leadership and mana. Upon the feather, Tania's handcrafted earrings also feature a Poutama Porourangi tukutuku design representing the search for knowledge.
- Handcrafted resin earrings with 3D huia feather and tukutuku design
- Sterling silver hooks
- Made in Wellington by Tania Tupu
- Each earring measures approximately 5cm x 1cm x 0.3cm
- Presented in gift box
Tania Tupu, Ngāti Porou, is a jewellery designer and maker of contemporary Māori and Pacific-inspired adornment based in Titahi Bay, Porirua. A talented businesswoman, Tania has also operated retail stores in Raglan and Nelson, worked for The Great War Exhibition and is currently the General Manager of Te Papa Stores at New Zealand's National Museum. Tania also represented the Tall Ferns-NZ Women’s Basketball team from 1992-2004, donning the black jersey at the Sydney and Athens Olympic games. Tania and her husband, Chris Tupu (Former Tall Black 1991-2000), continue to give back to basketball by coaching juniors and school-aged kids in Wellington.