Pouwhenua – pounamu earrings

This is a classic earring design with a twist. Tim left one edge in its raw state so that you can see the beautiful natural curves and marks of the pounamu. A truly unique pair of earrings.  And they go with absolutely everything. Wear them for the school drop off, your work do, your mates BBQ or a classy night out.  

These earrings are our nod to pouwhenua, the carved posts that mark territorial boundaries, ownership or places of significance.  

Pouwhenua are significant to Maori.  Pouwhenua tell a story.  Pouwhenua acknowledge the relationship between the people and the land.  They are often carved to tell the stories of the people of that area. In modern times these have included the Pākehā activities on that land.  You will find them standing tall all over Aotearoa.

Miniature pouwhenua for your taringa. The perfect gift for pretty much everyone!

  • 71mm from Hoop to base. Pounamu 52mm
  • Kawakawa pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • Sterling Silver hooks, made by us.

$160.00

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Availability: In stock

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