Māhoe earrings in sterling silver

Every single one of these earrings is unique as they are made from a single, real life, leaf.  I pick them, press them, roll them, saw them out and bring out the veining patterns within – ready for you to wear.  Beautiful taonga from the ngahere for your taringa.

Māhoe, otherwise known as Whiteywood or Melicytus ramiflorus. Māhoe is one of the trees that were bestowed with the secret of fire when the goddess Mahuika threw her last fiery toenail at Māui after he tricked her. Māori used māhoe wood for fire-making as it has good qualities for kindling embers.  Its wood ws also used to make bird catches. Māhoe leaves are edible while young and tender, they become bitter and inedible as they age. Their decaying leaves come the most beautiful leaf skeletons on the floor of the ngahere.

These earrings twist and move as you do, making you feel gorgeous. And they are a fabulous talking point – people are always commenting on and complimenting me on mine!   Let your individuality shine through with these one of a kind silver Māhoe leaf  earrings.

  • Sterling silver 925
  • 101mm from Hook to tip. 
  • One of a kind taonga

💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚

 

$200.00

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