korowai and taniko

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This beautiful handmade Maori Feather Korowai Cloak , or kahu huruhuru, is made for a baby child.

Baby or Child Maori Korowai Cloak from ShopNZ.com

This beautiful handmade Maori Feather Korowai Cloak , or kahu huruhuru, is made for a baby or child. It can also be used as a wallhanging. Dimensions of this korowai are approximately 63cm x 64cm (24 3/4" x 25"). The cloak is sewn on a sewing machine, making it affordable. Wonderful to wear at a christening, special function, or birthday, or to present as a corporate gift, or to keep as a unique and beautiful piece of Maori art. Would also be wonderful as a graduation…

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Piupiu

Kaupapa on taniko waistband worked in natural, red and dyed black muka. Patterns are niho taniwha. Whatu weave. Five whenu to every 10mm. Thin whiri plait along the top of waistband is twisted with red coloured muka. No kaupapa on back of piupiu. On frontside pattern there are two broad black strips running horizontally. There is also two red and natural coloured poipoi attached to waistband.

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Piupiu

Kaupapa on taniko waistband worked in natural, red and dyed black muka. Patterns are niho taniwha. Whatu weave. Five whenu to every 10mm. Thin whiri plait along the top of waistband is twisted with red coloured muka. No kaupapa on back of piupiu. On frontside pattern there are two broad black strips running horizontally. There is also two red and natural coloured poipoi attached to waistband.

Considering using taniko plaiting with metal fibres to make Maori wedding headband!

textiles woven nz traditional maori - Inspiration

This Aranui maori taniko patterning is reconised for the loo of the stitching. The triangular patterning represents the look of the natural world.

Korowai Huruhuru (Helen Renner, Bay of Plenty) --- Far North Award (for the most creative use of New Zealand design or material). Maori feather cloak with Taniko border.

2008 National Exhibition

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taniko patterns and meanings

taniko patterns - Google Search

He tangata koi te hinengaro i a koe

Hokey Pokey (Baby)