Title / object name
Kahu huruhuru (feather cloak)
|Maker ||Role ||Date |
|Unknown ||weaver ||circa 1890 |
Muka, kererü, tüi and käkä feathersMaterials
|Overall ||970 (Length) x 1450 (Width) mm|
kahu huruhuru, cloaks
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.