Koakoa Design

Earrings - Whare Tūpuna | Old Bones


The Old Bones design is inspired by the idea of ancestral hopes and dreams being seeded in their descendants.

Old Bones.
Named for ancestral dreams and deeds.
Memories of tūpuna seeding in our bones.
Inspired by the smell inside our whare tūpuna of age and history, connections, warm wood, shared breath.

Road trips with kaihana to walk on whenua, kaputī and visits with whanaunga on their farms - these are the moments that lead us to the feathers that adorn these and our other befeathered earrings.

DIMENSIONS: 40 mm x 230 mm*

Grosgrain, hand stamped brass, bone, locally gathered feathers, nickel free antiqued brass plated earring hooks (base metal brass), antiqued bronze ribbon clamp (base metal iron), jumprings nickel free antiqued brass or bronze plated (base metal brass or steel) and/or antiqued brass or bronze plated (base metal steel), antiqued brass or bronze chain (brass or steel base), antiqued brass nickel free foldover ends

Taupe and brown

* Measurements are approximate. The items are handmade so there will be slight variance between each item. Many of the pieces use natural components so some variance can also be attributed to this.