Story: Mosses

Pākē woven with moss

Pākē woven with moss

Māori sometimes wove flax pākē (rain capes) that included moss for waterproofing.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - New Zealand mosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10650/pake-woven-with-moss (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007