In honour of NZ's sweetest bird, the Piwakawaka (Fantail), comes this beautifully crafted solid sterling silver pendant and chain in two sizes. Double sided design to captures the exceptional character of this chirpy good luck companion.
These playful birds love to follow you though the bush singing and alighting on nearby branches. The jury is out whether they just like hanging around people or are chasing bugs that have been stirred up by their shoes!
Regular : Fantail length 23mm (0.9in), Small: 19mm (0.9in)
Chain length 450mm (18in). Different lengths available on request.
(Note chain is not currently sourced from recycled metal)
Designed by Heidi Gilgenberg
Did you know pīwakawaka chicks are fed every ten minutes, that’s about 100 times per day. Some human mothers who remember feeding teething babies, will empathise.
The fantail is a rare native bird species in New Zealand that has managed to adapt to the impact of humans upon the environment.
They can live anywhere from coastal areas to alpine areas. Although predators such as cats, rats and stoats take their eggs, pīwakawaka make lots of eggs, many of which will survive and become the sweet, resilient birds we love.