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Taonga tukuiho (korowai)

Te Kanawa, Kahutoi (1989) Taonga tukuiho (korowai). Publisher UNSPECIFIED.

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This image is of the very first korowai (cloak) made by Kahutoi Te Kanawa. It took approximately 2 years to make. It is made from harakeke fibre (muka), dyed muka and the feathers are from the Chinese silky rooster, the Guinea fowl, the kereru (New Zealand wood pigeon) and the pukeko (New Zealand swamp hen). The name of the korowai is “Taonga Tuku Iho”, and the pattern represents the knowledge of weaving skills that have been passed down through three generations. This korowai has been displayed in India, United States of America, Canada and New Zealand in various exhibitions. The korowai is currently on display in Warm Springs, as part of the “Eternal Thread Exhibition”.

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Additional Information:This image is the copyright of Kahutoi Te Kanawa. Permission has been granted for people to use these images for private use only as long as the appropriate references are made. If you would like to use this image in formal publications please contact the administrator for this item, Karyn Paringatai, by email, karyn.paringatai@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Uncontrolled Keywords:korowai, muka, harakeke, taniko, Taonga Tuku Iho, Kahutoi Te Kanawa, Eternal Thread Exhibition,
Publication Types:Image
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
ID Code:24
Deposited By:Karyn Paringatai
Deposited On:23 May 2006

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