Story: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Weaving a cloak

Dame Rangimarie Hetet shows how flax and feathers are woven into a cloak. The flax leaves are scraped to get the strong muka (fibre). This is softened by pounding before being woven with feathers.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Māori and colonial clothing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010