Cloak

A cloak, korowai, with rolled flax fibre tassels and wool detail on the borders. Cloaks are prestigious in Maori culture. This one has rolled paru muka hukahuka, or black processed flax fibre tassels, and wool paheke (decorative thread worked through the wefts of the weave) detail on the bottom.

Object Summary

Museum Number 110/1931/101
Simple Name cloak
Full Name cloak
Collection Country New Zealand
Common Name cloak
Production country New Zealand
Material flax; wool
Collection class Clothing and accessories
Collection continent Oceania
Collection area/region Australia and New Zealand
Production continent Oceania
Production date 19th century
Production year high 1931
Cultural group Maori
Function name clothing