This glass work is inspired by the vibrant green feathers of the kakapo bird. A large flightless nocturnal bird that held great cultural and spiritual value for Māori.
Kakapo feathers were often used individually woven into cloaks, their skins softened and used in garments for the wives or daughters of chiefs. This bird is now one of the rarest parrots in the world, saved from extinction only by an intensive programme of care and management.
Kahu Design is a New Zealand based studio that specialises in unique hand-made pieces intimately connected with nature and NZ heritage. In a world of mass produced generic, price based production, Kahu Design is inspired by a philosophy of life whereby they strive to create meaningful connections. Based on symbolism and stories that offer an expression of the human need to connect to each other and our environment.
The glass pendant approx measurements are below, adjustable cord