Joss Hong, Contemporary New Zealand Jewellery

Inspired by Maori and Asian patterns. Kowhaiwhai is a form of Maori decoration that takes the form of abstract curved pattern work. Traditional Maori design, the spiral, or koru, is a prominent feature in Maori art. It represents the new unfurling frond of the Silver Fern, and symbolises birth or new life.

The embossed pattern is my interpretation of contemporary Maori and chinese design.