These stylish and sustainably made Kawakawa Earrings are handcrafted by Māori designer Lee Olsen.
This gorgeous jewellery depicts the leaves of the kawakawa plant. With its heart-shaped leaves riddled with caterpillar holes, kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is one of the easiest forest trees to identify. The leaves have a long history of medicinal use, and they are still used by many traditional practitioners when preparing rongoā.
- Kawakawa leaf earrings made with recycled rubber
- Stainless steel hooks
- Handcrafted in Hastings, Aotearoa
Under her brand Awe, Lee Olsen has been making Māori inspired jewellery for many years, selling from home and doing the odd craft market. We are so excited to have Lee's ātaahua designs available online and in store at Wellington Museum.