Hori Awhimate

Handcarved Ruru earrings


These incredible Ruru earrings are individually hand-carved from beef bone. Each carved piece has it’s own identity and character that comes from the creators hand and vision.

Handmade by renowned carver Hori Awhimate (Ngāti Kahungunu/Kāi Tahu) in Foxton Beach.

The Ruru/Morepork is a small owl that is native only to Aotearoa NZ, and Tasmania. Considered by our people to be a messenger between worlds, linked to guardianship, kaitiakitanga, grief, protection, and a general spiritual awareness. A prized tohu.

Ruru like roosting on lower dead leaves of ponga or silver ferns, and can be found in several urban parks in New Zealand, as well as in well-vegetated suburbs. 

The bone is beef bone, with sealed paua shell eyes. Hooks are hypoallergenic surgical steel.

Dimensions: 5cm long, 3cm wide

These Ruru are unique one off pieces handcarved in New Zealand 

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