Korowai / cloak (Maniapoto)

Rangimarie Hetet
Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top band are kiwi and kereru. The body of the cloak is decorated with hukahuka (two-ply thrums) and single kereru feathers. The bottom is finished with a band of white and dark green kereru feathers followed by a taniko border, a woven pattern interlaced with black dyed muka, and a tassel fringe.
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Muka (flax fibre), feathers (kiwi and kereru), taniko band.
Made from muka, decorated with kiwi and kereru feathers and a taniko band.
934 x 1086mm
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Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
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