Mana - "Named for the enduring innate power gifted to us by ātua and inherited at birth. Through our deeds and decisions we build upon or diminish it. Designed to remind us of this gift and the responsibility and power it carries."
Approximate Measurements- 7 x 1.2 cm. Each pair is totally handmade so will vary from pair to pair.
Materials- Bone, antiqued brass plated brass plaque, nickel free antiqued brass plated earring hooks (base metal brass), antiqued brass (brass base) eye or head pin, jumprings nickel free antiqued brass or bronze plated (base metal brass or steel) and/or antiqued brass or bronze plated (base metal steel)
The Mana earrings feature bone and stamped brass to form an elegant statement of identity. The earrings are aged to carry the richness and heritage of the kupu 'mana' for the person wearing them.
Established in 2020, Koakoa Design is an indigenous studio that creates gorgeous pieces of wearable art - highlighting the stories and heritage of Aotearoa, while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. Founder and creative force behind the brand, Lisa (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui, Pākeha) had been creating pieces for family and friends for years. "The inspiration behind the designs comes from both sides of my whakapapa although the influence of my Māori lineage is front and centre.” Koakoa embodies cultural confidence with bold, vibrant pieces designed to centre you in your identity, so you can create moments of connection in ways that matter to you.