Two earrings are displayed on a plain backdrop. One hangs from a small black vase, the other lies flat in front.  Both earrings have different lengths of material and ribbons in red, black and black and white stripes. The hanging earring has a grey, brown and black toned natural feather on top of the other components. The other earring has a chain from which a bone bead dangles and a second chain which ends with a hand-stamped antiqued brass plaque which reads "tonu".
A of handmade earrings in the same range are displayed in pairs attached by black and white patterned  washi tape to a white backdrop. The earrings are black, cream and red. Natural black feathers, antique brass and hand-stamped plaques with reo Māori feature in the range.
Koakoa Design

The Heritage Collection - Manawanui | Old Bones

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The Koakoa Design : Heritage Collection earrings are inspired by the people and places we connect with.  Indigenous, Māori design aesthetics flow through all of the unique, statement earrings in this collection.

The Heritage Collection comes in different ranges.


The Manawanui range celebrates the stepping forward of the people.

It is determination, perseverance and strength of heart and vision.


The 'Old Bones' design was inspired by the idea of those attributes having their origin in ancestral dreams and deeds, seeding in our bones.  The brass badge is antiqued and stamped with "tonu" to reflect this continuance, the passing down and lifting up.


These are handmade earrings which vary from pair to pair.  They are as unique as the beautiful people who wear them but they are all made with aroha.



Core components are -

  • Ribbon/fabric, hand stamped brass, bone, locally gathered feathers