Adorable petite Pīwakawaka earrings cleverly cast in sterling silver and then gold plated with 18ct gold, from an original Tania Mallow carving.
This utterly delightful design celebrates the native New Zealand Pīwakawaka (Fantail) bird in profile. It has been skillfully brought to life in precious metals with its characteristic tail feathers fanned out in celebration as Tania’s favorite bird.
The Pīwakawaka is one of Aotearoa’s most treasured and celebrated native birds. It is impossible not to fall in love with their cheeky chirrups and fluttery movements. Often the companion of bush walkers they follow along collecting the tiny bugs stirred up by walkers. Spreading their fan shaped tails they will chatter and tell you a story as a sign of appreciation. It is clear to see why they are known as the ‘messengers’ of our native bird population.
“The Pīwakawaka or Fantail is one of my favorite New Zealand birds. They are so joyful and playful and always make me smile.”
The bird range has a beautiful weighty feel. Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces they are created with comfort and quality at the forefront. Materials are not spared on her jewellery and wearing them feels amazing.
Measurements: 20mm x 15mm x 2mm
Material: 18ct Gold plated Sterling silver
Create a set with the matching necklace.
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.