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Huia Feather Necklace - Cream and Black

$79.00 NZD

This Huia Feather Necklace by Tania Tupu is 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 pendant with 3D huia feather and tukutuku design
  • Comes on 50cm stainless chain
  • Made in Wellington by Tania Tupu
  • Pendant measures approximately 9.7cm x 2cm x 0.5cm
  • 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.