Mai'a (Banana) Leaf Earrings (14k Gold over Sterling Silver)
One of the canoe plants, Mai`a, was a staple food brought to Hawai`I by ancient Polynesians. Every part of the plant was used. The leaves were used for roofing, rain coats, lei, covering the imu earth oven), and much more. The trunks were used to roll canoes. Medicinally, the ripe fruit were used to treat asthma and as a poultice for wounds. Our Ma`ia Earrings are a perfect reminder of patience as bananas grow and and ripen slowly
- Our sterling silver Mai`a Earrings are dipped in 14k gold and are approximately 2 inches long from top of earwire.
- Pairs perfectly with our Mai`a Necklace and Ring
- A portion of all sales go to organizations that protect native Hawaiian plants and animals