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Name/Title Kete Muka / Flax Basket - (Maniapoto)
Primary Maker Te Kanawa, Diggeress Rangituatahi
Production Date 2001
Object Type Textile
Classification Kete/Whatu kakahu/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description Kete 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 3 ply plait, followed by another plain row. Two large bands of reddish pheasant feathers are woven into the kete and the pattern described above is repeating. Handles are made using a 4 ply plait and dyed with tanekaha. The kete is part of a jewellery set consisting of kete, earrings and taahei (necklace).
Measurements 205 x 245mm
Media/Materials Muka (processed flax fibre) and pheasant 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 Apr 2005
Acquisition Method Long Term Loan
Credit Line Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Accession No L2004/17/23.4
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