Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Dogskin cloak

Dogskin cloak

Because it took a great deal of labour to produce a dogskin cloak (kahu kurī), these garments were highly prized, and worn by rangatira (chiefs).

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - Uses of kurī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16237/dogskin-cloak (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008