The Hiwa-I-Te-Rangi Earrings by Aotearoa brand Nichola are part of a collection inspired by Matariki. These stunning statement earrings catch and reflect the light beautifully. They're finished with silver plated hooks.
"The word hiwa means vigorous of growth, and it is to Hiwa that Māori would send their dreams and desires for the year in hope that they would be realised. This collection is based on Hiwa-i-te-rangi, one of the nine stars of Matariki — the star that we send our hopes and aspirations to for the forthcoming year."
- Silver plated hooks
- Each earring measures approximately 6cm in length
Nichola Te Kiri, of dual Māori and Pākeha heritage, was raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), Aotearoa. Her upbringing within two worlds has helped develop her aesthetic for bold and courageous lines, prints and designs.
Nichola believes it's important for her mahi to tell a story. Every item has a journey from inspiration to creation. It is the sharing of this story which makes the taonga come alive.