Tī Rākau earrings

These gorgeous wee earrings remind us of rākau rods used to play Tī rākau, stick games. And they have quite incredible colouring and patterns, just like rākau.

In Tī rākau wooden rods are thrown by the players to each other in time to a song. Players sit or kneel in a circle a little distance apart from each other. Players each have a stick, held vertically in the right hand. In time to the accompanying song they swing the sticks up and down, and, at a certain word in the song, the sticks are thrown to others across or around the circle. At other times, instead of swinging or throwing them, they are lowered until the lower end rests upon the floor, the song giving the cue for all these different actions .  We had much fun playing these games as kids.

These earrings are perfect for the office or your daily chores and will carry you on through to after-work drinks or dinner out with friends.  Hung on our hand made hooks, they swing and move with you like sticks dancing in Tī rākau.

  • Flower Jade Pounamu from Te Tau Ihu
  • Total length 72mm. Pounamu 51mm
  • Sterling Silver hooks, made by us.
  • One of a kind Taonga By Timoti

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