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Name/Title Korowai / Cloak (Karure) - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Hetet, Rangimarie
Production Date Circa 1980
Object Type Korowai
Classification Cloak/Outerwear/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Korowai/Kahu/Whatu kakahu/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top, right, left and bottom band are weka and pheasant. The body of the cloak is decorated with karure (3 ply thrums) and single weka feathers placed in a diagonal pattern. The bottom is finished with a woven mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) pattern interlaced with tanekaha (tan colour) dyed muka followed by a taniko border.
Measurements 690 x 1130mm
Media/Materials Muka (processed flax fibre), with weka and pheasant feathers. Decorated with karure (three ply thrums) and traditionally dyed taniko border.
Production Place Oparure/Te Kuiti/Waikato/North Island/New Zealand
Generic Origin New Zealand Maori/West Polynesian/Polynesian/Oceania
Collection Tangata Whenua
Accession Date 1980
Acquisition Method Purchase
Credit Line Waikato Museum Collection Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession No 1980/61/1
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