|Native Name||Kahu Kiwi|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from the J. C. Stevens Auction Rooms, 1912|
|Other Number:||55A - Dealer's Number|
Kiiwi cloak ( kahu kiwi), with rolled light and dark border at top, borders of loops of red blue and green wool around sides and bottom, which also has a narrow band of black taaniko in a zig zag pattern. Purchased at auction from J. C. Stevens, London, on April 16, 1912. The catalogue description reads as follows: "Kahu Kiwi Robe, 60 in. long, 56 in. wide, finely dressed flax covered with feathers of the Kiwi (Apteryx Mantelli). In perfect condition. These robes are now very scarce, and almost unobtainable. Many feathered robes are referred to in old Maori legends."
|[Catalogue, Auction] 16 Apr 1912. MAORI Weapons, Implements, Ornaments, Robes to be sold at the Auction Rooms of Mr. J. .C. STEVENS.. London. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13, Lot 55a||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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