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

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Pita Turei tungane, Handsome Maori, Glass cloak korowai Te Rongo Kirkwood Photo David Shields NZ

Pita Turei tungane, Handsome Maori, Glass cloak korowai Te Rongo Kirkwood Photo David Shields NZ

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)

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