A historical Maori kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak)

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,500

Lot Description

A historical Maori kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak), entirely covered with kiwi feathers and highlighted with spotted and orange feathers, all fixed to the finely woven candlewick ground, coloured wool used as border highlights and plaited short lengths at the top corners. 830 x 680mm. Provenance: 'The cloak was said to have been made by the people of Huntly for presentation to the Prince of Wales during the 1920 Tour, The Royal Train did not make its proposed stop so the cloak was never presented. It was gifted to a gentleman in 1956 where it remained until now'. Registered Y20999