Nichola Te Kiri
Nichola Te Kiri earrings - Toki Taaniko
These stunning earrings are by NZ textile and fashion/jewellery designer Nichola Te Kiri.
This taaniko design expresses histories, ideas and values important in Te Ao Māori (The Māori World). This particular pattern represents Papatūānuku (Mother Earth) and our whenua (land). It is a section of a larger piece of taaniko.
The earrings are made from perspex with silver plated hooks.
Dimensions: 15 mm x 65 mm
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We recommend you care and gently handle your items, treat them like the taonga (treasure) they are. When cleaning, use a damp cloth and let air dry.
Nichola Te Kiri, of dual Māori and Pākeha heritage, was raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), Aotearoa. Her upbringing within two worlds has helped develop her aesthetic for bold and courageous lines, prints and designs. A natural creative all her life, Nichola explores narratives drawn from the environment around her as well as her heritage and upbringing. Curiosity and innovation drive Nichola to go beyond expectation, always striving to produce quality products.
From small humble beginnings of polymer clay and bead earrings to mixed media pieces, Nichola continually evolves her designs and media to push her boundaries and raise expectations.
These earrings are designed by a NZ Māori jeweller