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Name/Title Kete Whakairo / Woven Basket - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Hetet, Rangimarie
Object Type Textile
Classification Basket, Carrying/Personal Carrying & Storage Gear/Personal Gear/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Kete/Whatu kakahu/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Made from natural and dyed flax. The main body of the kete is woven using the pattern "Te Kaaru o te Whenua o Waahi Rua". The bottom of the kete has been joined together using green wool and the upper edge has been finished using the nihoniho (sharks tooth) pattern. Yellow muka fibre handles complete the kete.
Measurements 210 x 300mm
Media/Materials Muka (processed flax fibre), dried flax strips.
Kete whakairo, made from flax. Pattern 'Te Kaaru o te Whenua o Waahi Rua'. Colours used are natural white fibre colour and yellow (raurekau dye). Appendages are yellow muka fibre handles.
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
Signature & Date The label inside the kete states, "Kete Whakairo Karakeke and Pingao, Kaaru o te Whenua o Waahi Rua" (pattern). Rangimarie Hetet".
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 L2004/17/17
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