Whatu Kākahu / Māori Cloaks | Awhina Tamarapa
Whatu Kākahu / Māori Cloaks unlocks the doors of Te Whare Pora o Hine-te-iwaiwa, the Te Papa storeroom, to reveal one of the largest collections of kākahu in the world.
Informative essays by expert contributors outline the intricate techniques employed in kākahu construction & also explain the tradition & spiritual significance of weaving. A major section examines forty kākahu from Te papa collection in detail, revealing their often remarkable provenance.
in this revised edition, a new chapter celebrates stunning contemporary kākahu that have come into the Te Papa collection since 2011. It also discusses the cre & continuity of Māori cloak weaving from the viewpoint of weaving practitioners, researchers & museum custodians.
Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs showing the immense beauty of these taonga, Whatu Kākahu / Māori Cloaks is an unparalleled celebration of the mātauranga, science & art of Māori weaving.