University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P3081
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Date Made: 19th century
Early Date: 1850
Late Date: 1900
Section:Oceanian
Materials:New Zealand Flax
Feather
Technique:Twined
Length: 105.5cm
Width: 132cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number56A - Other Number

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

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