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A late 19th / early 20thC Maori woven candlewick korowai cloak

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800


Lot Description

A late 19th / early 20thC Maori woven candlewick korowai cloak, adorned with yarn hukahuka (thrums), collar of woollen thrums, bordered with decorative domestic fowl feathers and coloured wool edging. Gifted to our vendor's grandfather c.1906 for training Taumaranui Maori community youth in agricultural practice. 1180 x 1030mm. Along with a taniko woven border/sash piece, worked in muka and black embroidery thread. 850 x 57mm. Registered Y21080 and Y21087.