Story: Te Waonui a Tāne – forest mythology

Rāpaki (wrap)

Rāpaki (wrap)

This rāpaki (wrap), made from flax, is a beautiful example of strong but attractive clothing. One proverb urged people to make their clothes as strong as mangemange (Lygodium articulatum), which never wore out.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Waonui a Tāne – forest mythology - Sayings from the forest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13169/rapaki-wrap (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007