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This Piwakawaka pendant has been created by Maddy and directly inspired by the native fauna of Aoteroa New Zealand.

It is cast in solid sterling silver, with a New Zealand green Jade or White Siberian Jade cabochon insert.


The fantail (also known as Piwakawaka) is one of the few endemic bird species of NZ who has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans.

You can often see them flitting around people walking in forests and gardens.

They are characterized by grey and white feathers above and yellow to orange feathers below.

Their tail, often displayed fanned out, giving them the name Fantail, makes half of their size.


Pīwakawaka is one of Tāne, God of the forest and birds children. One of the smallest birds, yet full of energy, the sentinel, the challenger to anyone that enters the sacred forest, challenging them all, to be respectful of the great Forests and all within it.

Pīwakawaka is nimble and sharp of mind, he hovers, with strength and swiftness, Ti Ti Tei Tei Tū! “do you come in peace - or not”, he cries out, reminding us to challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be, and if you challenge someone else be tika and pono (honest and true).

The energetic nature of Pīwakawaka gives us motivation and strength to push the boundaries and achieve our dreams.



This piece can be cast in solid sterling silver, yellow gold or bronze, and different stones can also be set on demand.



  • Size : 4.8 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Made of Sterling silver
  • New zealand Green Jade insert or Siberian white Jade
  • Adjustable cord



note : Due to the handmade nature of all the work presented here, the aspect and stone color of each piece might differe slightly from the one presented on the photo.

If you would like additional photos of our current stock, feel free to contact us via our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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