Thursday, 23 August 2012

A glimpse of a Maori cloak

Today I have been looking at the Museum register of objects to answer a query about some Maori cloaks in the museum collection. I thought it would be nice to show a glimpse of the decorative edge of one of these beautiful and fragile objects

The cloak is made of flax fibres and the colour produced using natural local dyes. it is not possible to display the cloaks at the spent time and this photograph was taken during one of the regular checks made on items in store.

Location:Whitby Museum

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