Diamond-shaped, handcrafted 3 Dimensional NZ artwork - Check out the angled Kārearea head turned and protruding out giving you a bit of a side-eye!
Inspired by the need for change, to be fearless, versatile and adaptable like the kārearea. Aronui triangular pattern seen on the tail references the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world.
The New Zealand Falcon or kārearea is one of our most threatened birds of prey with less than 8,000 birds remaining.
Measurements: 30 mm x 30 mm Materials: Sterling Silver Hooks, Resin
Beginning in 2006, Tania Tupu has been creating and making jewellery for galleries across Aotearoa - inspired by Maori and Pacific adornment, but with a contemporary twist. She designs each piece, makes a mould and casts it, the end result being beautiful pieces of wearable art. A lot of Tania’s designs are heavily inspired by her Māori heritage, particularly the carvings and panels found in Wharenui (meeting house). After retiring from the Tall Ferns - NZ’s Women’s basketball team, she decided to put a focus on her creativity, thanks to her aunty advising her to find a new passion - and after studying a korowai weaving course in the Waikato, she relocated to Raglan to open a store. Along the way the journey has led to her settling in the beautiful Titahi Bay where she now lives with her husband and two sons, and there she continues to create and make her jewellery, which we are so pleased to support and showcase.