Woman wearing a cloak made from fine flax fibre, 1921 Raina Te Ture of Koroniti wearing a cloak made of either fine flax fibre, and having a broad band of taniko on the bottom (cloaks with a single broard taniko border at the bottom are called.
'Matariki' by Veranoa Hetet. A reversible cloak made entirely of flax (unprocessed, piupiu and fibre). The top woven panel has the Matariki pattern on one side and Waahi rua on the reverse. Both patterns represent those who have passed on. When wearing this cloak one is embraced by them. The piupiu at the bottom gives weight to the cloak and represents the gifts handed down by our ancestors - anchoring Māori in tradition.
Negative (black and white); a Tuhoe woman sitting on a mat, one which she has herself woven, on the ground outdoors; she is weaving a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak) on a turuturu (loom); she wears a headscarf and shirt made of patterned cloth, and a skirt made of woven plant fibre; Ruatoki, New Zealand. Photographic Process