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Object: Kahu huruhuru (feather cloak)

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Title Kahu huruhuru (feather cloak)
Production Unknown (weaver), circa 1890, New Zealand
Medium summary Muka, kererü, tüi and käkä feathers
Materials feather, muka
Classification kahu huruhuru, cloaks
Technique weaving
Dimensions Overall: 970mm (Length) x 1450mm (Width)
Registration number ME000739
A magnificent kahu huruhuru (feather cloak) made from the feathers of the kereru, native wood pigeon; tui; and kaka birds. This cloak was acquired, and later deposited into the museums collections, by the ethnologist Elsdon Best. It was thought to have been given to Best by Pinohi Tutakangahau of the Ngai Tuhoe tribe after the death of his young daughter Marewa (9 years), for whom it was made.

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