He Kākano Ahau Necklaces


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We are proud to introduce this beautiful piece from Rerehua Boutique - the HE KĀKANO AHAU Necklace

"He kākano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiātea, e kore au e ngaro.
I am a seed sown from Rangiātea, I will never be lost".

This whakatauki is a celebration of the Polynesian heritage of Aotearoa. This proverb speaks of identity and connection to the Pacific. Aotearoa is the name given by Kupe's wife as they travelled through the Pacific Ocean to the islands of the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Rangiātea is a significant place for Māori, physically and spiritually. Rangiātea is located in Tahiti and known as Ra’iatea. The place is also featured in the legend of Tānenuiarangi as he gathered the baskets of knowledge from the heavens of Rangiātea.
Wear this piece with pride as a reminder of our Pacific heritage.

18K Gold or Rhodium Silver Plating Engraved 20x50mm Pendant on a 2mm Cuban Chain 18" Necklace +5cm extension.

This item is packaged in a black box with gold Rerehua branding, perfect for presenting as a gift.

Rerehua Boutique Stainless Steel Jewellery is non-tarnish, hypoallergenic, durable, beautiful and long lasting pieces that should be handled with care. Avoid contact with chemicals, chlorine or other liquids. 

Artist statement:

"He uri māua nō Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Whātua me Ngāpuhi.
Rerehua Boutique started as a lockdown project and by May 2022 we launched our e-commerce business online. We are based in Tāmaki Makaurau and our kaupapa is about creating taonga that celebrates the indigenous language and heritage of Aotearoa.
We have been working in education and the social services sector for over 10 years and Rerehua Boutique is a creative outlet for the aroha we have for the reo, tikanga and kaupapa Māori.
Our aspirations for this kaupapa is to create beautiful, quality and stylish taonga that can be worn for any occasion, particularly in professional spaces. We are unapologetically proud to be Māori and we hope when you wear our taonga that you feel confident, empowered and proud to whakanui and represent the indigenous reo and heritage of Aotearoa
Mauri ora!"

This range is designed by NZ Māori jewellers

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