Robin Weaves Korowai: Gallery

Robin Weaves Korowai: Gallery

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.

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.

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

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

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