Maori garments are referred to as kākahu and has been made from natural fibres and dyes including the harakeke flax plant. This hand-made cloak (pihepihe) consists of cylindrical tags called pōkinikini. They are the precursor to the piupiu and were made for the rustling sound they made.
|Collection Country||New Zealand|
|Production country||New Zealand|
|Material||flax (Phornium tenax)|
|Collection class||Clothing and accessories|
|Collection area/region||Australia and New Zealand|
|Production year high||1931|