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Te kākahu Māori 

Tākina te whakapapa o te whatu kākahu mai i te orokohanga mai o te ao Māori. Tirohia he paku hītori o te whatu kākahu. Ka rārangihia ngā momo kākahu, ka kitea ko ētahi o ngā kākahu motuhake kei Te Papa, me ētahi kei waho atu.

Te aho tapu

Te Pō and Papatūānuku, 1983, by Robyn Kahukiwa (born 1941), pencil on paper. Te Papa (1983-0020-1)

Nā ngā atua i te pō te aho tapu i whiri ki te whei ao, ki te ao mārama. He taonga tuku iho te whatu kākahu nō te orokohanga o te ao. I konei ka kitea te pūtakenga mai o tēnei mahi rangatira a te wahine.

Te whakapapa o te kākahu

Weaver Makurata Paitini (1912–26). Photograph by James McDonald (1865–1935). Te Papa (MA_C.001346)

Nō te ūnga mai o ngā tīpuna ki Aotearoa, i kawea mai ō rātau tikanga whatu kākahu. Nā te makariri o tēnei whenua me te rerekē o ngā rawa, i urutau ai, i panoni ai i ngā tikanga whatu kākahu. Koinei te whakarāpopototanga mai i te tīmatanga – mai i te auahatanga ki te hekenga tae atu ki te whakahaumanutanga.

Ngā momo kākahu

Kākahu (cloaks) from Te Papa’s collection. Photograph by Mike O’Neill, 2006. Te Papa

Arā kē ngā momo kākahu nā te ringarehe i whatu, mai i te pākē tae atu ki ngā kākahu rerehua. I ngā tau maha, he momo hou, he tikanga hou i whakawhanakehia, ā, tae atu ki ngā weu hou a te Pākehā.

Ngā kākahu kei waho atu i Te Papa

Detail of the three borders of tāniko (geometric patterning) on a huaki, 1800–35. National Gallery of Australia (2007.616)

Kia kite mai ngā kākahu matahīapo mai i ngā kohinga kei rāwāhi.

Toi Te Rito Maihi – Tikanga o te kākahu

Toi Te Rito Maihi

Ko Toi Te Rito Maihi, he ringarehe, he ringatoi, ko ia hoki tētahi o ngā kaituhi o Whatu Kākahu | Māori Cloaks. Ka kōrero ana mō te tikanga o te kākahu.
Mātakitakihia ngā ataata o Kahu Ora

Banner image: Kākahu (cloaks) from Te Papa’s collection. Photograph by Mike O’Neill, 2006. Te Papa



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