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Kākahu cloaks

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Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown pho...

 Maori belles, Bay of Islands, N. series no 545 Shows two young Maori women standing side by side, wearing flax cloaks and long skirts. Polynesian People, Polynesian Culture, Maori People, Tribal People, Tribal Costume, Folk Costume, Long White Cloud, Maori Designs, Bay Of Islands

[Postcard]. Maori belles, Bay of Islands, N.Z. F.T. series no 545 [1900-1920]. | National Library of New Zealand

Shows two young Maori women standing side by side, wearing flax cloaks and long skirts. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s) on postcard.. P...

Kereru feathers on black muka mawhitiwhiti by Veranoa Hetet. The weaving was completed in It took Veranoa six years to complete and was started by her mother Erenora Puketapu-Hetet just before her passing in Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Hand Weaving, How Beautiful, Beautiful Hands, Maori Patterns, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, Maori Art

Kereru feathers on black muka mawhitiwhiti by Veranoa Hetet. The weaving was completed in 2012. It took Veranoa six years to complete and was started by her mother Erenora Puketapu-Hetet just before her passing in 2006.

Robin Weaves Korowai: Finishing ideas for commission Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Feather Crafts, Feather Pattern, Weaving Techniques, Merino Wool Blanket, Wearable Art

Finishing ideas for commission

I have been thinking about what to do at the top of the commission cloak. Trying out ideas by starting the rows. Firstly just plain. Well sort of plain with the aho cotton (warp) being the same colour as the whenu (weft). The mawhitiwhiti is whale's tail pattern. Then I tried the twist in brown/orange and black with black aho. Now I am wondering if the twist with plain aho might be better. Anybody got any comments? The twist takes a lot of effort but is effective. Is an old technique I have…

Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa. Description:  Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top, right, left and bottom band are weka and pheasant. The body of the cloak is decorated with karure (3 ply thrums) and single weka feathers placed in a diagonal pattern. The bottom is finished with a woven mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) pattern interlaced with tanekaha (tan colour) dyed muka followed by a taniko border. Flax Weaving, Flax Fiber, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Easter Island, Weaving Patterns, Kite, Old And New, Animal Print Rug

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Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa. Description: Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top, right, left and bottom band are weka and pheasant. The body of the cloak is decorated with karure (3 ply thrums) and single weka feathers placed in a diagonal pattern. The bottom is finished with a woven mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) pattern interlaced with tanekaha (tan colour) dyed muka followed by a taniko border.

Muka - Detail of border of kahu kiwi woven using tāniko, the muka warps (vertical) are twisted pairs. New Zealand Flax, Flax Weaving, Maori People, Fibre And Fabric, Maori Art, Weaving Techniques, Traditional Design, New Art, Textiles

Muka - Wikipedia

Muka - Detail of border of kahu kiwi woven using tāniko, the muka warps (vertical) are twisted pairs.

Conserving "Curiosities": A Red Woollen Thread New Zealand Flax, Flax Fiber, Flax Plant, Wool Thread, Easter Island, Conservation, Black And Brown, Weaving, Tapestry

A Red Woollen Thread

This cloak is thought to be Forster No. 103 'A dogskin coat' 1886.1.1132 Maori Cloak It is made of muka, the prepared fibre of the New Zealand flax plant (Phormium tenax), twined in the whatu aho rua technique (double-pair weft-twining). The 100th aho row, is in whatu aho patahi (single-pair weft-twining) - this is the only row made in this technique. The cloak was worn as a paepaeroa, with the aho rows vertical. There are 7 whenu warps per cm with a 6-7mm spacing between each aho weft row…