Korowai - Maori Cloaks

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The korowai “is a particular type of kākahu (cloak). It is usually decorated with feathers and/or tassels and has a border along the bottom, although this can vary according to tribal custom. Korowai are known to be handed down through generations.
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Ataahua! Designer - Te Whare Po Ra O Hineteiwaiwa

Ataahua! Designer - Te Whare Po Ra O Hineteiwaiwa

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair.  | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair. | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

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