Create a colourful Kākahu – Māori Cloak!

The Back Porch Gallery is showcasing an interactive kākahu activity where you get to choose a feather, write your name on it and attach it to the traditional kākahu illustration on the wall. The image above is harakeke (flax) leaf blades that can be harvested, hand processed then twisted to make muka – the fibre strands, handwoven aho (weft) and whenu (warp) of a kākahu.

The image to the right is an example of a kākahu from the Museum collection made from contemporary materials and feathers.

Kākahu feathered cloak by Pare Hughes from the Te Awamutu Museum Collection: #12615