Tukutuku Panel-Lattice Weaving. This panel represents Purapura Whetu the stars or people.

Tukutuku Panel-Lattice Weaving. This panel represents Purapura Whetu the stars or people.

Kahu koati (goat-hair cloaks) exemplify how innovative Māori weavers adopted new European materials for their own purposes. When the prized kurī (Pacific dog) became extinct in the mid to late 1800s, Māori weavers could no longer make prestigious kahu kurī (dog-skin cloaks). But discovered recreate the luxurious look of these cloaks with mohair from angora goats, which were introduced to New Zealand in 1867, sometimes also hair from wild goats, brought by British explorer James Cook in 1773.

Kahu koati (goat-hair cloaks) exemplify how innovative Māori weavers adopted new European materials for their own purposes. When the prized kurī (Pacific dog) became extinct in the mid to late 1800s, Māori weavers could no longer make prestigious kahu kurī (dog-skin cloaks). But discovered recreate the luxurious look of these cloaks with mohair from angora goats, which were introduced to New Zealand in 1867, sometimes also hair from wild goats, brought by British explorer James Cook in 1773.

manono kaitaka rokahurihia ngarimu-cameron

manono kaitaka rokahurihia ngarimu-cameron

Patterns with horizontal and vertical lines  (upper) "rau kumara" (sweet potato leaves)  (lower) "poutama" based on a kete whakairo pattern, also called "stairway to heaven"

Patterns with horizontal and vertical lines (upper) "rau kumara" (sweet potato leaves) (lower) "poutama" based on a kete whakairo pattern, also called "stairway to heaven"

Aramoana pattern design representing the ocean waves

Aramoana pattern design representing the ocean waves

Unbleached cotton kete with woven taniko bands stitched to the bags. These bags were made for using

Unbleached cotton kete with woven taniko bands stitched to the bags. These bags were made for using

Free Wgtn public admission to see top level weaving in Miromoda Exhibition | Creative New Zealand

Free Wgtn public admission to see top level weaving in Miromoda Exhibition | Creative New Zealand

potae hats - Google Search

potae hats - Google Search

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