Pitau engraved drop earrings on sterling silver hooks. The Pitau is open spiral that may be used to separate complete human figures (including manaia) or the heads of such figures in Maori art. Such designs are used on war canoes and on houses. In the latter case they are found on door lintels, window frames, skirting boards, and the lower edge of the maihi (diagonal bargeboards).
Dimensions: 27 x 17mm. Total drop 46mm