Story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

Kaitaka huaki, with dog hair tufts (3rd of 4)

This fine kaitaka huaki from the early 19th century has bunches of white dog hair sewn onto the harakeke (flax) foundation. The double tāniko borders on three sides have been woven in black and undyed flax fibre, plus red, blue, green and yellow wool.

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Awhina Tamarapa and Patricia Wallace, 'Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori - Ngā pueru – prestige garments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/41000/kaitaka-huaki-with-dog-hair-tufts (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Awhina Tamarapa and Patricia Wallace, published 5 Sep 2013