Korowai kaarure

Maker
1. Rangimarie Hetet
2. Diggeress Rangituatahi Te Kanawa
Production date
Circa 1980
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 (three-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.
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Production date
Circa 1980
Media/Materials
Muka (processed flax fibre), with weka and pheasant feathers. Decorated with karure (three ply thrums) and traditionally dyed taniko border.
Measurements
690 x 1130mm
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Purchased with assistance from Hamilton Motorcycle Club
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1980/61/1

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