Silver Fern 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.

There are a number of native ferns that fall under the name of Hen or Chicken Fern, and in reo Māori as Mauku/Mouku, in the Aspleniaceae family.  Most of these ferns are found throughout Aotearoa and were used by Māori as a vegetable and a herb, as well as for clothing and housing.  Fronds were wrapped around tuna (eel), kererū and kūmara to add flavour. It is said to taste similar to asparagus. The fronds were woven into shoulder cloaks, footwear and sleeping mats. Aspleniaceae ferns were also used in rituals to Tāne when forest trees were felled for use. So you can see, ferns were a crucial part of life for Māori. Hence these earrings are a nod to this versatile and essential fern family.

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
  • 89mm 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!💚

 

$180.00

Availability: In stock

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