Whatu Kakahu / Maori Cloaks
This sumptuously illustrated book opens the storeroom doors of Te Papa Museum’s cloak, or kākahu, collections to reveal the treasures within. It illuminates the magnificent cloaks in those collections and the art and tradition of whatu, or finger weft-twining, which reaches its highest expression in the form of the prestigious kākahu – the Māori cloak. Five informative chapters, each written by an expert contributor, reveal the history and significance of the weaving of cloaks. Every page is illustrated with detailed photographs and the techniques are further illustrated by fine line drawings.
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