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Kete whakairo

human history
  • Other Name

    bag (English)

    Kete whakairo (previously attributed)

  • Description

    Black and undyed flax kete, patterned kit. The harakeke strips have been dyed a blackish colour. The dominant pattern is poutama. Attached just inside the rim are two handles plaited in a five-ply muka whiri.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    51566 (ethnology)

    205 (Taonga Database)

  • Department

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  • Public Access Text

    This kete whakairo has dextrals of undyed flax and sinistrals of dyed black flax and features a broken step pattern. The handles are of three strand muka braid.

  • Last Update
    21 Mar 2023

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