Sterling silver Kowahi earrings.
Many Kōwhai are semi-deciduous – another uncommon feature amongst natives. The eruption of sunny yellow flowers from its barren branches was used by Māori to mark the last frost of the season; signalling the time to plant kumara. The Te Arawa tribes have a legend that the blossoming from the seemingly lifeless tree was the handiwork of a magic man, who performed the fantastic feat in order to convince a girl to marry him.
Handmade in Martinborough by local jeweller Mary Wall.