These earrings are based on a popular Matariki pattern: Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year. This pattern (the niho Taniwha - triangles) represents the nine stars in the Matariki constellation.
DIMENSIONS: 15 mm x 15 mm MATERIAL: Perspex HOOKS: Silver plated (NF) hooks
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We recommend you care and gently handle your items, treat them like the taonga (treasure) they are. When cleaning, use a damp cloth and let air dry.
Nichola Te Kiri
Nichola's bold linear aesthetic is inspired by her heritage and upbringing as a woman of Māori and Pākehā descent raised in Kirkiroa (Hamilton). She has been creative all her life. Nichola’s work is continuously evolving in both her practice and design, pushing the boundaries of Aotearoa fashion, jewellery and homeware. She believes in the importance of mahi storytelling, through shared stories the taonga of her work comes alive, creating a unique contemporary Māori Design.