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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.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, Ethnographic images and Pencil works, related to Charles Heaphy, Cloaks, Kaitaka, Tekoteko, Taniko, Maori - Clothing, Maori - Weaving and Maihi.

Part of:
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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