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Kiwi feather muff, unlined. Internal circumference is 37 cm. Finished each end where muka is turned over and plaited. There are fine fibre pompoms stitched every 7 cm. The body is of kiwi feathers woven using the traditional feather cloak method where feathers are attached in small bunches of 3/4 and woven into the surface as work proceeds (source "Kakahu Maori Cloaks" by Mick Prendergast). There is one red feather approximately 7 cm from one end - maybe a kaka feather.
Muff -Feathers and Fur -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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0000.600.0124

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Last modified on: December 19, 2014