This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

He korowai aroha ki a kōtahi ai tātou te iwi māori

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified young Maori woman wearing a korowai (traditional Maori tag cloak). She has a huia tail feather in her hair, and moko on her chin. Some of her long hair is elaborately dressed on top of her head. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington, ca 1900, probably at Wanganui.

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified young Maori woman wearing a korowai (traditional Maori tag cloak). She has a huia tail feather in he.

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal

AB - The history of New Zealand flax: Taaniko border on bottom of a Korowai cloak

AB - The history of New Zealand flax: Taaniko border on bottom of a Korowai cloak

Nga_Uri_o_Hinetuparimaunga, sculpture, representing the taking of natural resources from mother earth 'papatuanuku' are the tall pillars of hinuera stone, the 'Korowai' or woven pebble cloak represents protection. beautiful. @ Hamilton City Gardens entrance NZ

While most of us would pick up a smooth stone and quietly appreciate it for its simple beauty, artist Chris Booth sees it for its incredible potential.


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