About this object

A rectangular cloak made from New Zealand Flax, with bands of alternating dark blue and white feathers down each side, and tufts of white feathers over the main part of the cloak.

This garment was made by finger-weaving or twining without the use of a loom.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1850 before
  • Materials
    Fibre Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Feather; Technique: Twined
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1850 before
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Moyse's Hall Museum, 15 August 1933. Collected by John Shirley and I Decks before 1850.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); I Decks (Previous owner); Moyse's Hall Museum (Previous owner); John Shirley (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1933-08-15
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Moyse's Hall Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1933-08-15
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Shirley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • I Decks

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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