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Cloak

Object Number:P2223
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Flax
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number:1470 - Oldman Number

Description

Flax cloak (korowai). Rectangular flax cloak with dark brown/black rolled fibers forming dense fringes top and bottom and sparse fringes (some missing) along edges. Rolled fibers also spaced in rows across the surface. Edge with the longer thick fringe is the top: the fringe would hang down when worn.

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