Rapaki harakeke

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Rapaki harakeke
Description
Rapaki harakeke woven flax fibres with tassels hanging from under-skirt, alternating tassel colours, cream and dark tan. Rapaki are made of harakeke and muka and are worn as a shoulder cape or rain cape. Rapaki were also used as armour during battle.
Production place
New Zealand
Measurements
1050mm (width), 550mm (length)
Accession number
1788/85
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