Kawakawa leaf hoop earrings
Nicki Cliff

Kawakawa leaf hoop earrings

A distinctive heart shape leaf, Kawakawa, from the Maori word Kawa, meaning `bitter', has been used throughout Maori history as a tea for medicinal purposes.  Kawakawa leaves are also traditionally worn after the loss of a loved one. Sterling silver 10mm leaves, handpainted and hanging on sterling silver hoops 14mm in diameter.