Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington

Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington

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Muka, kereru and pheasant feathers and hukahuka (two ply thrum)

Adding feathers

Close up of Adding Feathers If you would like to learn how to make a Korowai which includes Feathers or Taniko please contact me as I do offer classes.

Patterns with horizontal and vertical lines  (upper) "rau kumara" (sweet potato leaves)  (lower) "poutama" based on a kete whakairo pattern, also called "stairway to heaven"

Patterns with horizontal and vertical lines (upper) "rau kumara" (sweet potato leaves) (lower) "poutama" based on a kete whakairo pattern, also called "stairway to heaven"

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maori visual arts expression of tradition

patterns with a dominant chevron shape that are either plain (Aramoana - ocean waves)

patterns with a dominant chevron shape that are either plain (Aramoana - ocean waves) or have a serrated appearance (Tukemata)


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