Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Te Manaia • The Guardian Pendant

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  • Medium: silver (including knitted mesh), opal (green), garnet
  • Size: 1.25 × 0.75 inches
  • Reference Code: KX141207

Lisa Tamati

Lisa Tamati

Māori

Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Raukawa

(1968- )

“My love for jewellery and precious gems started when I began exporting New Zealand’s rare natural paua (abalone) pearls to Europe and Japan. Art runs in the family DNA, with my father Cyril being a leading New Zealand landscape artist and my Uncle Albert being a master carver. My brother Mitchell is also a talented goldsmith and mixed media artist.”