Kōrero: Flax and flax working

Traditional weaving (1 o 3)

Traditional weaving

This old cloak, known as a kaitaka paepaeroa, is a fine example of weaving using the best quality muka (flax fibre). Wool is used in the intricate patterned border. Kaitaka paepaeroa were a prestigious type of cloak in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.025480

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - Māori use of flax', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/10385/traditional-weaving (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007