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Taniko / Piupiu

Te Kanawa, Kahutoi (1996) Taniko / Piupiu. Publisher UNSPECIFIED.

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This image is of a piupiu (traditional Maori type of clothing) with a taniko (a form of weaving) band made by Kahutoi Te Kanawa. It took approximately 3 months to make. It is made entirely from harakeke (phormium tenax, flax). The taniko pattern (the band part) has a mixture of geometric designs, which consist of the haehae, mumu, nihoniho and nihotaniwha. This piupiu was a feature of the “Maori Exhibition” at the British Museum where it is currently housed. The taniko band was dyed using traditional dyes, but the actual piupiu is dyed with synthetic dyes, as requested by the British Museum. This piece was commissioned by the British Museum.

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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:piupiu, taniko, haehae, mumu, nihoniho, nihotaniwha, Birtish Museum, Kahutoi Te Kanawa, weaving
Publication Types:Image
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
ID Code:25
Deposited By:Karyn Paringatai
Deposited On:23 May 2006

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