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Name/Title Kakahu: Pari (Bodice) - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Object Type Textile
Classification Bodice/Main Garments/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description A woman's bodice made from muka (processed flax fibre). At each side of the bodice there is a poka (dart) that shapes the bodice. Mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) forms the design woven in the body of the bodice with the bottom edge finished with a natural tassel fringe. Taniko decorates the top of the bodice and uses traditionally dyed threads. The back is laced together with a muka tie. Made by Diggeress Te Kanawa for Kiri Te Kanawa.
Measurements 690 x 1130mm
Media/Materials Muka (processed flax fibre) and woven taniko band
Production Period 20th Century
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 L2004/17/9
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