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Cloak (unfinished) mai muka

Cloak (unfinished) mai muka

Place: New Zealand
Category: Clothing

flax, New Zealand, l. 65 cm, w. 90 cm, Inv. Oz 313

Humphrey No. 40: ‘An unfinished ditto [Cloak] from ditto [New Zealand].’

Unfinished hand-woven flax cloak. Comparable unfinished cloaks are to be found in the Herrnhut Collection (cf. Augustin 1993: 119, Fig. 39) and in Dublin (Simmons 1981: 48). Markus Schindlbeck


Augustin, Stephan, Kunstsachen von Cooks Reisen - Die Sammlung und ihre Geschichte im Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut, Museum für Völkerkunde, Dresden, 1993.

Simmons, David, ‘Stability and change in the material culture of Queen Charlotte Sound in the 18th century’, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1981, vol. 18 (December), pp. 1-61.