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Name/Title Korowai / Cloak (Black Hukahuka) - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Hetet, Rangimarie
Production Date 1989
Object Type Korowai
Classification Korowai/Kahu/Whatu kakahu/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description The body of this cloak is decorated with pheasant feathers and hukahuka (2 ply thrums) in a diagonal pattern from right to left. A taniko border. The right and left borders of the korowai have alternating segments of pheasant feathers. The bottom border is decorated with pheasant feathers and a tasselled fringe completes the bottom.
Measurements 1110 x 1180mm
Media/Materials Muka (flax fibre), feathers (pheasant), Hukahuka (2 ply thrums)
Made from muka, decorated with pheasant feathers, mawhitiwhiti (cross stitch) pattern, tassel fringe.
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 L2004/17/5
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