Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Piupiu Necklace 

Piupiu is usually made from flax leaves that are carefully prepared with the muka or flax fibre exposed at one end for joining onto a band and in sections to create geometric patterns on the garment. The unscraped leaves curl naturally into tubes as they dry.   On this piece I have substituted copper detailing to create a pattern and added feather and crystal decorative details. 

Piupiu (Dried and Rolled Harakeke)
Copper Detail, Smoky Quartz and Feather

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