Korowai / cloak (Maniapoto)

Maker
Rangimarie Hetet
Production date
1989
Description
The body of this cloak is decorated with pheasant feathers and black hukahuka (two-ply thrums) in a diagonal pattern from right to left. A taniko border. The right and left borders of the korowai have alternating segments of pheasant feathers. The bottom border is decorated with pheasant feathers and a tasselled fringe completes the bottom.
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Object detail

Production date
1989
Media/Materials
Muka (flax fibre), feathers (pheasant), Hukahuka (2 ply thrums),
mawhitiwhiti (cross stitch) pattern, tassel fringe
Measurements
1110 x 1180mm
Department collection type
Credit line
Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Accession number
L2004/17/5

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