Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :A native woman making the kaitaka. 1848.
Reference Number: C-025-025
Pencil and watercolour drawing shows a young Maori woman seated on the ground in front of a decorated whare, with carved tekoteko figure and painted maihi (barge boards). The young woman is engaged in weaving a cloak which is suspended on a rope between two poles. The upper edge of the woven piece has a taniko border. A kete lies on the ground beside the girl who wears European dress beneath her own kakahu. A tree fern and cabbage tree are shown in the left background.
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :A native woman making the kaitaka. 1848., Reference Number C-025-025 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil and watercolour, 270 x 372 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: Signed and dated; Recto - beneath image: [Title]
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