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Kākahu | Māori Cloaks 

  • Kukupa Tirikātene wears the Tirikātene family cloak. Photograph by Norm Heke, 2008. Te PapaInner and outer surfaces of a kahu kurī (dog-skin cloak) with bone cloak pins. Te Papa (ME000742)Weaver Makurata Paitini (1912–26). Photograph by James McDonald (1865–1935). Te Papa (MA_C.001346)Close-up of a kahu wūru huruhuru (cloak with feathers and wool), 1860–1900, showing a playing-card symbol stitched with wool. Te Papa (ME015747)
    Erenora Puketapu-Hetet (1941–2006) weaves on Te Papa’s marae, 2006. Photograph by Norm Heke. Te Papa
  • He mahi nā o tātou tūpuna, hei pupuri mō ā tātou uri whakatupu.

Ko Te Papa Tongarewa te pūreke whakamarumaru i te kohinga kākahu rahi rawa atu o te ao – neke atu i te 300 ngā kākahu i raro i tōna maru. Tūhuratia ōna tātai whakapapa, ōna kōrero hiranga. Mātakitakitia mai ngā ringarehe me ngā kairangahau e kōrero ana mō ngā kākahu. Āta titiro ki ētahi kākahu.

Te kākahu Māori

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

Tākina te whakapapa o te whatu kākahu mai i te orokohanga mai o te ao Māori. Turohia 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 whare pora

Close-up of the top of a kaitaka (fine flax cloak), 1800–50. Te Papa (ME014336)

Tūhuratia ngā weu, ngā tāera, ngā āhuatanga me ngā tikanga o te whatu kākahu.

Whiria te muka tangata

Toi Te Rito Maihi and Matekino Lawless examine a kaitaka (fine flax cloak) at Te Papa, 2007. Photograph by Norm Heke. Te Papa

Ko wai mā ngā ringarehe, ngā kairangahau o te whatu kākahu? Kei konei ērā kōrero me ētahi kōrero tuku iho i whiria ki ētahi o ngā kākahu rongonui.

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