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Name/Title Kete Muka / Flax Basket - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Production Date 2001
Object Type Textile
Classification Basket, Pack/Basket, Carrying/Personal Carrying & Storage Gear/Personal Gear/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Kete/Whatu kakahu/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Kete muka made of muka (processed flax fibre). The woven patterns are whakapae (side-stitch) and mawhitiwhiti (cross stitch). The pattern created on the kete is formed by weaving a plain row, a plaited row that resembles a three ply plait, followed by another plain row. The final row uses a muka strand dye using tanekaha bark - reddish/brown - that is woven into the plain row. A large band of reddish pheasant feathers is in the middle of the kete and the woven pattern described above is repeated. Handles are made using a four ply plait and dyed with tanekaha.
Measurements 180 x 260mm
Media/Materials Muka (Phormium tenax fibre) & pheasant feathers.
Kete muka (processed flax fibre) with woven patterns, whakapae (cross over stitch) and mawhitiwhiti (criss-cross stitch). Decorated with feathers.
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 L2004/17/22
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