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