Kete huruhuru / feathered bag

Diggeress Rangituatahi Te Kanawa
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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 three-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 four-ply plait and dyed with tanekaha. The kete is part of a jewellery set consisting of kete, earrings and taahei (necklace).
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Muka (processed flax fibre) and pheasant feathers
205 x 245mm
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Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection,
Te Kawaunui Trust,
Courtesy of Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
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