Maori Feather Korowai - Black Brown White and Paua from ShopNZ.com
This beautiful Maori Feather Korowai features stripes of coloured feathers - mottled Brown, Reddish Brown with Jade, White, and Black. The total effect is magnificent. The Maori feather cloak is made by a lovely Maori lady of Ngati Porou descent. She was shown the method of making the korowai by a Northland kuia, and she blesses each korowai with a karakia. Please note that the correct Maori name for it is kahu huruhuru, but many people, including Maori, still call it a korowai. The…
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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…
FLAXWEAVING This unique form of the weaving craft was invented by Maori specifically for native flax (harakeke) and is a good representative of one of the most fundamental creative acts by human beings, taking raw materials from nature and processing them into useful articles of beauty. It requires no machinery, only a blade of some type and a good pair of hands. Maori mainly used the edge of a mussel shell, I find it easier to use an old table knife with bone handle and shortened blade…
Introducing Maori Lifestyles
This blog provides a visual-verbal snapshot of Maori culture and contemporary Maori lifestyles in modern New Zealand. It presents my own experiences and observations of Maori culture and is not intended in anyway to be the definitive view on all things Maori, but rather an introduction for those who want to know more about Maori culture and its place in everyday bicultural New Zealand.