Plant Based Native is founded by Cairns based artisan Lia Pa’apa’a. Lia is a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians from the Luiseño nation of Southern California.
"These earrings are made from raffia using the coiling technique. The large gaps are created by wrapping four times between each coil to acknowledge the four elements as I weave. This weave have been adapted from a technique I was taught in Melbourne that is used by Indigenous Victorians to make eel traps that allowed water to flow through."