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‘Tui cloak’ by Kōhai Grace

‘Tui cloak’ by Kōhai Grace

Kōhai Grace is one of a new generation of Māori artists who use traditional art forms such as weaving in contemporary contexts. ‘Tui cloak’ appeared in a 2004 exhibition entitled ‘Toi Māori: the eternal thread’ at Pātaka art gallery and museum, Porirua, Wellington. In the cloak, copper is used along with traditional materials such as flax fibre and feathers.

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Pātaka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - Visual arts and crafts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 March 2024)

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