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Cloak

Object Number:P3082
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Flax
Pigment

Description

Flax cloak (kaitaka) with three taanko borders in dark and light brown: two narrow borders along the sides with zig-zag lines and one, somewhat broader, border at the bottom with repeated triangle variations.Twisted light-darkt border along the undecorated edge. which has an asymmetrical, pronounced, curve. The vertical wefts identify this as a particular fine kind of kaitaka called paepaeroa.

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