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Name/Title Piupiu / Flax Skirt - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Object Type Textile
Classification Skirt/Main Garments/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Made from harakeke (flax/phorium tenax) that when dried without a softening process dries into hard tube-like strands. The patterns in the top band of the taniko are created with muka threads that have been dyed using traditional methods.
Measurements 710 x 847mm
Media/Materials Dried flax leaves and muka (softened flax fibre)
Piupiu made from flax leaves to make tube-like strands and muka taniko band.
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
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 L2004/17/10
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