Piupiu / flax skirt

Maker
Diggeress Rangituatahi Te Kanawa
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.
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Media/Materials
Dried flax leaves and muka (softened flax fibre)
Piupiu made from flax leaves to make tube-like strands and muka taniko band.
Measurements
710 x 847mm
Department collection type
Credit line
Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Accession number
L2004/17/10

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Stumbled on this.I was born in TEkuiti at a time when very few of my relatives aknowledged the history of the region .Being of Tainui,Maniapoto /Ngapuhi,Terarawa decent I still think of it as home but haven't been back for 50 years. one day maybe...

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