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Korowai

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Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair. Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, Maori Tribe, Maori People, Maori Art, Kiwiana, People Of The World, Tribal Art, British Museum

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Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair. | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

 Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand Maori Designs, Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Art And Craft Design, Red Feather, Thinking Day, Indigenous Art

Te Puia (The Crafts), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand - Travel To Eat

As the Māori did not have a written language until the 19th century, carvings were used to record and preserve the history and culture of their people.

Korowai (Maori cloak) - Aotaroa (New Zealand) - Great to see the younger Maori women learning how to weave the cloaks, a complicated procedure Polynesian People, Polynesian Culture, We Are The World, People Of The World, Long White Cloud, Maori People, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, Maori Art

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Pita Turei tungane, Handsome Maori, Glass cloak korowai Te Rongo Kirkwood Photo David Shields NZ Polynesian People, Maori People, Love Fashion, Mens Fashion, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Special Dresses

Pita Turei tungane, Handsome Maori, Glass cloak korowai Te Rongo Kirkwood Photo David Shields NZ

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables Polynesian People, Flax Weaving, Flax Fiber, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Weaving Patterns, Folk Costume

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

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre) and highlighted with orthodox double thrums of dyed black wool (hukahuka) attached