Māori cloaks

From rugged rain capes to garments of great prestige, learn all about kākahu (Māori cloaks).

The resource

Te Papa houses the world’s largest collection of kākāhu – more than 300 in total, both customary and contemporary.

The resource includes:

  • information about the origins and importance of weaving and kākahu

  • video of weavers and researchers talking about these taonga

  • images of kākahu in vivid detail.

Visit the Kākahu | Māori Cloaks resource