Series: Hine Earrings
Artist: Lee Olsen
Iwi: Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe
Description: Perspex earrings of Hine (a woman’s face). At this time of the year, the constellation Matariki has set over the Western Horizon in order to visit her kuia, Papatūānuku. Matariki and her six daughters are spending their time preparing and adorning their kuia for the new year, making her beautiful. Our tūpuna would adorn themselves with many types of ornaments. These ‘Hine’ Earrings remind us of the beautiful work of Matariki, the mother, and her daughters, in adorning their kuia.
Materials: Perspex, metallic foil print