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Whatu Kakahu: Maori Cloaks


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Foreword Introduction Te Mana o te Kakahu: The Prestige of Cloaks Nga Aho: Threads that Join Ko te Putaiao, te Ao o nga Tupuna: Ancestral Maori Scientific Practice Te Ao Tawhito/Te Ao Hou: Entwined Threads of Tradition and Innovation Whatu: The Enclosing Threads Nga Kakahu o Te Papa: The Cloaks of Te Papa Te Kaitiakitanga o Te Whare Pora: The Custodianship of Weaving Types of Cloaks known from Museum Collections Acknowledgements Notes Glossary Select Bibliography Contributors Image Credits Index

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A beautiful hardcover book, richly illustrated and sumptuously designed Contains information on many cloaks - from the rare to the prestigious - from Te Papa's collections Revised edition issued due to high demand and includes new cloaks to have come into Te Papa's collection, and discussion of rare cloaks held in overseas museums This is the definitive book on cloaks

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Awhina Tamarapa (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Pikiao) holds a Bachelor of Maori Laws and Philosophy from Te Wananga o Raukawa, Otaki, and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington, where she majored in Anthropology. She has worked in museums for more than 10 years, including as concept developer and collection manager at Te Papa.

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