• Image of rara avis earrings - terracotta
  • Image of rara avis earrings - terracotta
  • Image of rara avis earrings - terracotta
  • Image of rara avis earrings - terracotta

Rara avis is Latin for 'rare bird' and the phrase is used to mean a rarity. The collection is inspired by the natural history of imaginary lands.

These colourful feather earrings are made from silk dyed with plants, pleated and smocked. They are a terracotta colour with some dark brown near the centre.

Delicate and light, the feathers swing from handmade round earwires. All metal is antiqued sterling silver.

Size: the feathers are 4 cm (1 1/2 inches) long and 2 cm (nearly 1 inch) wide. With the earwires the earring is 5.5 cm (just over 2 inches) long.

As with all textiles, storing the earrings out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep them at their best.