logo
CLOSED MONDAYS

Cloak

Object Number:P3081A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Fiber
Feather
Length: 90.5 cm
Width: 105.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:797 - Other Number
CG031189-8059 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Feather cloak (kahu huruhuru). Made by traditional twining technnique, but apparently not of flax. Fringe for 9-9.5 cm. at corners of top end, rest turned under. Black wool yarn along sides. Short feathers: orange, red, iridescent green/blue, white. The green/blue feathers form four broad zig-zag stripes. The orange feathers are from kaka (parrot) underwing, the red feathers from kaka belly, the blackish-blue feathers are tui body feathers.

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.