Henare is a jewellery label based in Rotorua, New Zealand. It's founder, Nerida Johnstone formally trained in sculpture, working extensively in lost wax casting before forging Henare into the modern, edgy adornment brand it is today.Henare jewellery is a merging of nature's gifts and life's memories and is lovingly handmade.
made from pure New Zealand wool in Rotorua by Hayley Burnett backing is plain black cotton
Kete is the Maori word for a woven bag. Kete whakairo is the most widely used style of kete and is generally decorated with geometric patterns. Woven by local artist Maria McLean Her kete whakairo are prepared and woven in the Maori tradition. Maria weaves with harakeke (New Zealand flax) grown around Rotorua. She uses the muka (fibre) of harakeke to plait the handles, and colours the kete with commercial dyes.
A collaboration between Local artist Juliet and myself inspired by symbols of strength the word 'Patu' is used loosely here as more ranges are created we will add more descriptions the piece currently featured is the 'Kotiate'
Decorative poi made from vintage style fabric with over-sized woolen tassel Suitable for hanging on hooks and walls as a display
Meaning "to print" this range Inspired by the art disciplines of Ngā mahi Whakairo, Raranga, Tukutuku and Taniko. This series is inspired by the artists and people of Rotorua.
Inspired by tassel piu and taniko motifs all hand painted pieces by me!
Unique resin cast taonga by Rotorua Carver Richard Mitai-Ngatai Can be worn by both men and women Neck cord (which is adjustable) is hand braided waxed cotton, hence the name taonga whiri, closure is made of paua and eyes of tiki are inlaid with paua. With these unique designs being hand crafted you can guarantee no two are the same Can be treated just like green stone, does not mark, is lightweight and suitable for everyday wear
1st drop of my Winter collection 2017 - a mix of printed knits warm angora blends, merino + NZ wool Tartan pieces and checkered fabrics with styled hats shot on a really cool ivy inspired wall.