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Red Tapa Flower Earrings

$45.00 NZD

The Red Tapa Flower Earrings by Tania Tupu are the next best thing to wearing a fresh island flower above your ear.

 

Tania designed the lovely Samoan Siapo (tapa Cloth) flower motif after she was given a flower from the Rev Folasa Tupu Samoa on arrival to Falelima village on the southwest corner of Savai'i in Samoa - home to where the Tupu name comes from.

 

  • Handcrafted oval shaped earrings with tapa flower design
  • Earrings measure approximately 1.8cm x 0.8cm
  • Sterling silver hooks

 

Tania Tupu, Ngāti Porou, is a jewellery designer and maker of contemporary Māori and Pacific inspired adornment. Her studio is located in the picturesque beach settlement of Titahi Bay, Porirua. A talented business woman, 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 husband Chris Tupu (Former Tall Black 1991-2000) continue to give back to Basketball through coaching juniors and school aged kids in Wellington.