These Kārearea Earrings by Tania Tupu are inspired by one of Aotearoa's most spectacular birds, the New Zealand falcon.
Made in Wellington, these handcrafted earrings symbolise fearlessness, wisdom and kaitiakitanga. The aronui triangular pattern on the tail represents pursuing knowledge of the natural world.
- Handcrafted resin earrings with 3D kārearea New Zealand falcon design
- Sterling silver hooks
- Made in Wellington by Tania Tupu
- 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.