- Museum number
Cloak (korowai ngore) made of New Zealand flax fibre, decorated with black dyed tags and red wool.
- Production date
- 19thC (circa 1835)
Height: 143 centimetres
Width: 204 centimetres
Depth: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
Cloak, korowai ngore
+5028. Length 148 cm, width 204 cm.
Cloak with red pompoms and black tags. Woven in double-pair twining, with eleven warps per centimetre and wefts spaced at 8 mm. Selvedge commencement is at bottom, leaving warp-end fringe of 10 cm below. A single weft, treating groups of three warps as unit, has been added later. It carries a fringe of fine, black, rolled cords, which combine with undyed fringe already in place. There is a lower-border pattern of six rows of running cords of red wool. There are two areas of shaping, one of seven short wefts near top, the other of ten short wefts two thirds of way down. Kaupapa is decorated with red woollen pompoms and fine, black hukahuka, which are mostly missing. Side borders are of looped wool, with which black hukahuka have been combined; these attachments are made on each weft. Kurupatu fringe of fine, black, rolled cords is now lost. Above it is a band of red woollen running cords and, on this band, large, red ngore pompoms are attached. Upper edge is a rolling finish with no tags, except for an undyed warp fringe at each corner.
Purchased from Noldwritt, 24 April 1891.
Comments: Central North Island, c.1835 (DRS).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C2.5028 (old CDMS no.)