An example of a Maori purse (kete muka) made from processed flax fibre. They are still produced today but are mainly used as wall hangings. If purses are frequently used they will quickly wear so they are used only on special occasions. This purse typically was made using a finger weaving technique called whatu as opposed to raranga or plaited weaving.
|Collection Country||New Zealand|
|Production country||New Zealand|
|Material||flax (Phormium tenax); wool|
|Collection class||Clothing and accessories|
|Production year high||1996|