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Iwi Art Store - Kete muka/raukura (TC160), $1,650.00 (http://www.iwiart.co.nz/kete-muka-raukura-tc160/)

Kete muka/raukura (TC160)

Iwi Art Store - Kete muka/raukura (TC160), $1,650.00 (http://www.iwiart.co.nz/kete-muka-raukura-tc160/)

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

Kete Muka by Christina Hurihia Wirihana

Kete Muka by Christina Hurihia Wirihana

Karmen Thomson - a weaver's tools and materials, muka (flax fibre) a mussell shell (to scrape the flesh off the leaves etc) and of course some of the end result - fine flax fibre (muka)

Karmen Thomson - a weaver's tools and materials, muka (flax fibre) a mussell shell (to scrape the flesh off the leaves etc) and of course some of the end result - fine flax fibre (muka)

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