New Zealand Flax
Feather cloak. Foundation of New Zealand flax, to which are attached small bundles of brown kiwi and red parrot feathers. Decorative borders (taaniko) of twined black, brown and natural flax along bottom and two sides. Short fringes of twisted flax at top corners. Two twisted ties for securing when worn. A highly valued garment.
Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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