Erstwilder x Melanie Hava The Kookaburra 'Gunggaga' Brooch
Why do I love the bush so much? Because my friends are so hilarious. Why else do you think I'm always laughing!
You won't be very happy in this life if you can't laugh at yourself (or with others). The Kookaburra 'Gunggaga' Brooch is the perfect reminder to not take life too seriously. Featuring stunning hand-finished feather details and perched perfectly on the branch of his favourite tree, this stunning design is a part of the long-awaited collaboration with Aboriginal Artist Melanie Hava. Melanie's incredible art has been taken off canvas and brought to life as layered-resin, wearable art, adorn yourself and prepare for the compliments for this King of the Bush to rain down on you.
- Erstwilder x Art of Melanie Hava Collection
- Kookaburra Brooch
- Height 70 mm x Width 40 mm
- Limited Edition
- Made from Layered Resin
- Giftbox included
- Original Designer: Melanie Hava
- Hand Made in China
About the artist
"I am blessed to have been born into interesting and diverse cultures: my father comes from the oldest city in Austria, Enns (Upper Austria) and my mother is from the oldest cultures in the world, Aboriginal people of Australia. While celebrating my Austrian heritage, I also identify through my Mum’s line as a Mamu Aboriginal woman, Dugul-barra and Wari-barra family groups, from the Johnstone River catchment of the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland and the adjoining Great Barrier Reef sea country. Reef and rainforest country are important sources for my inspirations." - Melanie Hava
Each piece is made from laser cut and layered resin, hand assembled, hand painted and released in limited quantities. As all of Erstwilder designs are lovingly glued, assembled and painted by hand there can be finger print marks and very slight variations and blemishes from piece to piece. Due to the hand mixed nature of the resins in Erstwilder's designs it is also common and normal to find tiny flecks or bubbles in the resin layers. All in all this just makes each piece as special and unique as you are.
Brooch clasps, necklace chains and jump rings are made from silver-plated steel. Earrings hooks and posts are made from high quality, hypoallergenic stainless steel.
Please be aware that resin is akin to ceramic and glass and therefore may be damaged if dropped or knocked. Due to the use of high quality silver-plating in Erstwilder brooch clasps, tarnishing and oxidisation can occur, producing black and gold discolouration. As with all silver products, you can simply restore it using a silver cloth. Keep your Erstwilder companion neatly tucked away in this box when not being worn, avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, water and excessive sunlight and you’ll have a trusted friend for years to come.