Goldie's first Maori portrait, Kawhena, 1892. Featuring  Important, Early & Rare auction 20 November 2013.

Goldie's first Maori portrait, Kawhena, 1892. Featuring Important, Early & Rare auction 20 November 2013.

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Made in New Zealand II: Quilt Gallery / Heather harding, Taniko Series, 2004

Made in New Zealand II: Quilt Gallery / Heather harding, Taniko Series, 2004

Made in New Zealand II: Quilt Gallery / Heather harding, Taniko Series, 2004

Made in New Zealand II: Quilt Gallery / Heather harding, Taniko Series, 2004

Kahu tōī are prestigious warrior capes of leaf fibre from the hardy tōī (mountain cabbage tree).  of great prestige - not everyday working garments as their heavy, shaggy appearance suggests. The only form of pākē (rain cape) to carry the title ‘kahu’, for important garments alone. The high status of kahu tōī is connected to their strength & difficult construction, fibre much tougher & more water-resistant than muka (the flax fibre typically used), constructing a kahu tōī requires great…

Kahu tōī are prestigious warrior capes of leaf fibre from the hardy tōī (mountain cabbage tree). of great prestige - not everyday working garments as their heavy, shaggy appearance suggests. The only form of pākē (rain cape) to carry the title ‘kahu’, for important garments alone. The high status of kahu tōī is connected to their strength & difficult construction, fibre much tougher & more water-resistant than muka (the flax fibre typically used), constructing a kahu tōī requires great…

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