Huia Feather Earrings.
A striking black bird with a white band across its tail feather tips, the prized Huia bird was hunted to extinction. Huia were regarded as Tapu (sacred) by Maori, and the wearing of the beautiful feathers was reserved for people of high status.
Sterling silver feathers (3cm long), handpainted in black porcelain paint, tinged with gold, and tipped in white. Heart shaped koru detail on the tip of the feather. Hanging from sterling silver earhooks.
Each feather is individually handpainted, so no two necklaces will be identical.
Reversible (unpainted polished silver on the other side).