Kahukura / cloak

Diggeress Rangituatahi Te Kanawa
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Made from muka (processed flax fibre) and decorated entirely across main panel with kaka feathers. The kaakaa feathers have been arranged in a repeating triangular design with feathers facing both upwards and downwards creating a three dimensional effect (chevron pattern). The bottom of the cloak is finished with a taniko band and a naturally coloured tasselled fringe. The here (draw string) is naturally coloured muka. The cloak was made by Diggeress Te Kanawa for her husband Tana Te Kanawa.
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Muka (Phormium tenax fibre), kaka feathers, in chevron pattern and taniko border
1150 x 1380mm
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Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
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Having seen this Korowai in person yes, it is absolutely stunning. My all time favorite.

- Janise Eketone posted one month ago.

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