Putaputaweta – Silver Marble-leaf earrings

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.

Putaputaweta means “many wetas” – so I’m sure you can guess what insect loves to make its home in this tree?  The weta loves to make its home in the large holes left in the trunk by our native Puriri moth caterpillar, our largest endemic moth.   Otherwise known as the Marbleleaf tree (Carpodetus serratus), it’s leaves have a beautiful marble like pattern on them.  Over the summer months Putaputaweta has beautiful wee white star-like flowers.

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 fern earrings.

  • Sterling silver 925
  • 70mm from Hoop 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!💚



Availability: In stock


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