Ihaka Whaanga - Kakahu inside out and upside down, because of the Pākeha preference to see taniko. Cracks me up now whenever I see Māori at graduation wearing their kākau like this.

Ihaka Whaanga - Kakahu inside out and upside down, because of the Pākeha preference to see taniko. Cracks me up now whenever I see Māori at graduation wearing their kākau like this.

Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, taken on 3 December 1897 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, taken on 3 December 1897 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Guide Sophia in traditional korowai (cloak). Photo from about 1985. Borrow this to find out more about Sophia the Guide -- Maori biographies, sketches of old New Zealand

Guide Sophia in traditional korowai (cloak). Photo from about 1985. Borrow this to find out more about Sophia the Guide -- Maori biographies, sketches of old New Zealand

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.

Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman wearing a korowai (tag cloak), probably associated with the Pai Marire party who executed Carl Sylvius Volkner at Opotiki in 1864, taken in the 1870s by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman wearing a korowai (tag cloak), probably associated with the Pai Marire party who executed Carl Sylvius Volkner at Opotiki in 1864, taken in the 1870s by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

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