Golden Lei Manu Necklace



Golden Lei Manu Necklace

In collaboration with Leihekili we present the first of a 3-piece mini collection.

Feathers were recognized as the highest form of currency in old Hawai`i. Golden feathers were one of the most valuable, as they were plucked from the now extinct 'ō'ō bird, who had only a few ruffles of golden feathers. Thousands of 'ō'ō birds were caught and released to create a full cape of golden feathers. To wear one was an honor reserved for only Hawai`i ali`i. Thịs gold lei manu is an abstracted shape of a traditional Hawaiian feather cape, emphasizing the juxtaposition of its straight and curved lines. Its name comes from 2 Hawaiian words, “lei” meaning adornment, and “manu” meaning bird.

This piece is handcrafted in 14k gold fill. Necklace shown is on a 18" chain. Pendant total height: 2.5"

green tea leaves is handcrafted, cut, shaped, and finished with a lightly hammered texture.

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