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Name/Title Taahei (Necklace) - ( Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Production Date 2001
Object Type Textile
Classification Set, Jewelry/Jewelry/Body Adornments/Adornment/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Taahei (necklace) made of muka fibre (processed flax fibre). Decorated with pheasant feathers. Twisted 2 ply muka string on each end of necklace, used to tie ends together while wearing around neck.
The taahei is part of a jewellery set including: necklace, earrings and kete.
Measurements 70 x 390mm
Media/Materials Muka (processed flax fibre)
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 Apr 2005
Acquisition Method Long Term Loan
Credit Line Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Accession No L2004/17/23.1
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