If you grew up in Aotearoa you would know the sun can be pretty harsh. The Pōhutukawa tree (common in coastal areas) with its sprawling limbs provides the perfect shelter and protection on hot summer days.
- Rich Red pohutukawa beads 25mm x 25 mm teamed up with a Samoan Siapo (tapa Cloth) flower motif designed after Tania was given a flower from the Rev Folasa Tupu Samoa on arrival to Falelima the village on the southwest corner of Savai'i in Samoa- home to the Tupu whanau.
- Handcrafted 3-dimensional custom-designed beads woven together with double-sided silk ribbon and toggle for adjustable lengths.
- The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its bright red flower has become a charming part of the Kiwi Christmas.
Next time you head around the East Cape of New Zealand head down to the school grounds in Te Araroa, a small coastal settlement 174km from Gizzy with a 600-year-old pohutukawa tree named Te Waha-o-Rerekohu, New Zealand's oldest and largest pohutukawa tree.