Story: Ngā manu – birds

Rain cape

Rain cape

Pai Kanohi wears an undressed rain cape, at Ruatāhuna around 1910. These garments were compared to the nest of the mātātā (fernbird) – both were snug and provided good shelter.

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Kelly Keane-Tuala, 'Ngā manu – birds - Birds associated with death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Kelly Keane-Tuala, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015