swallow brooch
swallow brooch
swallow brooch
swallow brooch


New Zealand Swallow (Warou) Brooch

Regular price $66.00 USD

Traditional and Contemporary Designs


This beautiful New Zealand 'Welcome Swallow' (Warou) Bird Brooch is the perfect gift for a loved one setting out on a long journey. Swallow brooches were often given as a charm to keep the recipient safe and to guide them home. The symbol of the swallow is associated with the idea of returning safely, and is believed to bring good luck and protection to those who wear it. This brooch is intricately hand carved from cattle bone and measures 70mm wide and 40mm high, weighing just 6 grams. It is a delicate and beautifully crafted piece that would make a thoughtful and meaningful gift for a loved one. Whether worn as a symbol of good luck or as a sentimental reminder of home, this swallow brooch is sure to be treasured.

The New Zealand 'Welcome Swallow', also known as the 'Warou' in Maori, is a small bird that is native to New Zealand. In Maori culture, the Warou is seen as a symbol of good luck and is often associated with the idea of returning safely. It is believed that the Warou helps guide travelers home and keeps them safe on their journey. The Warou is also seen as a symbol of hope and renewal, as it is believed to bring good fortune to those who see it. In Maori mythology, the Warou is associated with the gods and is revered as a sacred and respected creature. Its symbolism is an important part of Maori culture and is often incorporated into traditional art and jewelry.

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