Mai'a (Banana) Necklace (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 Necklace is a perfect reminder of patience as bananas grow and and ripen slowly
- Our sterling silver Mai`a pendant is dipped in 14k gold and is approximately 1½ inches
- Necklace is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches
- Pairs perfectly with our Mai`a Earrings and Ring.
- A portion of all sales go to organizations that protect native Hawaiian plants and animals