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.
This colourful feather is made from silk dyed with plants, pleated and smocked. The colour is a mixture of red, terracotta and salmon with dark brown near the middle.
The pendant hangs on an adjustable chain that closes with a handmade hook clasp. The chain is decorated with a delicate 'cairn' of a pearl and two nuggets of dark red garnet. All metal is antiqued sterling silver.
Size: the pendant is 6 cm (2 1/2 inches) long and 3 cm (1 1/4 inches) wide. The chain can be closed at 48 and 58 cm (19 and 22 1/2 inches).
As with all textiles, storing the necklace out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep it at its best.