This old cloak, known as a kaitaka paepaeroa, is a fine example of weaving using the best quality muka (flax fibre). Wool is used in the intricate patterned border. Kaitaka paepaeroa were a prestigious type of cloak in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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