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Cloak mai muka

Cloak mai muka

Place: New Zealand
Category: Clothing

flax, dog fur, New Zealand, l. 83 cm, w. 120 cm, Inv. Oz 315

Humphrey No. 39: ‘An Atioo, or Cloak made of the silky kind of flax (No. 134) curiously woven by hand, ornamented with Dog’s hair, from New Zealand.’

Cape made from hand-woven flax, with one bundle of leather strips with hairs in each corner. The fabric has whenu ending in fringes; the aho in a double twist are arranged vertically. Dog fur strips are attached to the lower front ‘cuffs’ of the cloak. The lower border of the long side of the cloak is formed by a simply twisted, dark brown strand, attached to every second aho. The upper border is different in that the embroidery strand consists of light and dark twisted strands, attached to every aho. Markus Schindlbeck

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Cloak mai muka Inv. Oz 317