Traditionally used to heal and comfort by Maori, Kawakawa leaves were often worn as headresses at a Tangi as a sign of mourning. They were an ever present symbol throughout life - from naming and birthing ceremonies to blessing food, and healing medicines.
Sweet and petite, my little Kawakawa leaves will add a touch of Aotearoa's nature to your hair.
Each hairpin is carefully created in full sterling silver, polished to a high shine, and then delicately hand painted with porcelain paint in shimmering greens. Measuring almost 6.5 cm from the top of the leaves to the bottom of the pins, my hairpins are sturdy, yet lightweight.
Lilygriffin jewellery is dainty and delicate, so care must be taken when wearing and storing it.
Please do not wear while exercising, swimming, gardening, showering, cleaning or sleeping. Store in a soft protective pouch or box out of direct sunlight and away from moisture, excessive heat or cold. Please do not store in the bathroom. Avoid contact with household chemicals, perfumes, creams, and hairspray/gels.
I would be delighted if you wanted to wear my jewellery everyday, but please be aware that you will be able to enjoy your handpainted and 24k gold embellished pieces longer if they are not worn on a day to day basis.
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