Alice Spittle

Muka Tassel earrings - brown/natural


2 pieces in stock

These stunning earrings are individually handmade by contemporary Māori artist Alice Spittle (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Kāti Hateatea).

Her work is meticulously designed by hand with traditional techniques and natural materials using natural dyes (all of the highest quality). 

Each pair of muka tassel earrings are handmade using traditional techniques and dyed using natural plant dyes from Aotearoa/New Zealand and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Hand woven with muka fibre, extracted from Aotearoa / New Zealand harakeke/flax. Note that each of these earrings can be cut shorter or to the length you want - particularly if you find they are brushing your shoulders etc - kia kaha! Simply comb and trim to suit!
100mm long, stainless steel components

Alice studied Māori Design and Art at Te Wānanga O Raukawa (The University of Ōtaki) in 2001 under Pip Devonshire and Elaine Beven, then spent many years with Artists and Weavers learning as much as she could until 2017 when Alice went back to study kete whakairo (finely woven patterned baskets) at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa with Morehu Flutey-Henare. Morehu Flutey-Henare, Reihana Parata (Aunty Doe) Rānui Ngārimu, Pip Devonhire and Elaine Bevon along with many talented friends/artists have all supported and inspired Alice in her continued passion for toi Māori.

With this knowledge, she has worked as a full time artist for over 20 years and has sold her work around the world. We are honoured to stock designs from this incredibly talented creative.

This item is a one off item, handmade in Aotearoa by a Māori creative

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