Copper Rata Necklace Copper w 3 Silver
The Southern Rata is an iconic bright red flowering native tree found in both Islands. It has disappeared from some areas as it is a favourite food of the possum. It's classic spear-shaped bright green leaves with distinctive fine veination are a reminder of the preciousness of our native forest heritage. As the leaves age they often become bright red in colour which is reflected in this multi-hued necklace. These necklace springs from a love of these beautiful trees.
Each silver leaf is hand cut from plate metal, shaped with files, sanded, given a satin finish and patterned with a scribe. The copper leaves undergo a similar process but are polished, heated, and immersed in a waterbath to give the permanent red colour.
Length: 490mmClick here for more info on Duncan Mackay and to see more of the range
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