Take a look at this remarkable piece hand carved for us by Sami - a Huia head necklace, for lovers of this legend on New Zealand bush.
Carved from Ram Horn, HUIA'S RESPITE is a superb example of how to utilise and integrate material naturally into design. This is a carving with hidden surprises... from the fine detail in the eye to the marvellous little stand made from the same horn that he has used to carve the beak.
When you're not wearing HUIA'S RESPITE you can simply set it on top of the horn stand, and tuck the cord inside. We haven't seen anything quite like this before - which is typical of the work from Sami.
Carving this piece, Sami has followed the natural lines and used the the grain of the horn to provide definition and decoration. The eye is carved into the horn and then finished with multiple layers of 24 carat gold leaf. The gold leaf is coated with a clear epoxy to protect and preserve it.
This is a unique piece and won't be repeated - an original piece of artistic jewellery made to be worn.
Rams Horn, it is extremely tough and will stand up very well if you choose to make it a pendant you wear daily.
HUIA'S RESPITE will pierce your soul!
Watch the brief video to appreciate the 3-dimensional character of Sami's carving.
A beautiful and original piece of carved art. A piece for collectors - carved by an artist you should keep your eye on.
Delivery with Express Courier is included in the price.
We will ship HUIA'S RESPITE to you in one of our beautiful wooden boxes with Pāua Shell.
Material: Rams Horn with 24 Carat Gold Leaf Eye
Cord Colour: Beige
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size of Pendant: 96mm (3.7 inches) long (measured from top of Jade Toggle); 12mm (0.4 inches) wide at top
Size of Stand: 75mm (2.9 inches) long; 27mm (1 inches) wide