Cloak card

Cloak

LIV.2010.131.7
A rectangular cloak (kahu huruhuru) made from New Zealand flax with feathers covering the outer surface in white, orange and various shades of light and dark brown. This garment was made by finger-weaving or twining without the use of a loom. The main technique is double-pair twining, which forms the wefts (aho). It is in a fragile condition with breakage along the neck edge and some feathers broken off.