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Name/Title Kahu Kaakaa; Kahu Kura / Cloak - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Production Date 1995
Object Type Korowai
Classification Cloak/Outerwear/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Made from muka (processed flax fibre) and decorated entirely across main panel with kaka feathers. The kaakaa feathers have been arranged in a repeating triangular design with feathers facing both upwards and downwards creating a three dimensional effect (chevron pattern). The bottom of the cloak is finished with a taniko band and a naturally coloured tasselled fringe. The Here (draw string) is naturally coloured muka. The cloak was made for her husband Tana Te Kanawa.
Measurements 1150 x 1380mm
Media/Materials Muka (Phormium tenax fibre), kaka feathers, in chevron pattern and taniko border
Production Place Oparure/Te Kuiti/Waikato/North Island/New Zealand
Iwi Maniapoto/Tainui
Generic Origin New Zealand Maori/West Polynesian/Polynesian/Oceania
Collection Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection/Tangata Whenua
Accession Date 01 Apr 2005
Acquisition Method Long Term Loan
Credit Line Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Accession No L2004/17/8
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