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Aramoana Gifts

Adult Ma (White) & Gold Kākahu 25cm Quarter Length

Regular price $250.00 NZD
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Kākahu - contemporary style 

These kākahu are approximately 25cm in length (depending on the feather length).

 

All pieces are blessed, unless you would like us not to before they are collected or sent.

TANIKO

The tāniko (referring to the top part of the cloak) was traditionally placed at the end of the piece to give weight to it and to hold it down.   Now these are placed at the top, sides and at the end.

Waharua or Whakarua Kōpito or Waharua kōpito* consists of vertically paired diamond shapes.

Two mouths or openings or two point patterns that extend downwards in two or more complete repeats.

The literal translation is ‘a point where people or events cross’. The pattern is a reminder that change occurs at such meeting points. For example, weddings, graduations, farewells and other occasions.

FEATHERS

The feathers used are trim - hen, these are typically 8-10cm long.  The longer feathers are rooster.  These are typically 12-15cm long. The feathers are purchased from a New Zealand wholesaler. 

Our kākahu have a polyester backing.

Our patterns and the way that they are sewn have been created by our onsite sample/full garment machinist with over 40-50 years experience.

⭐️ These are all made by our whānau (family) at our South Auckland sewing workshop with over 50 years of sample machinist experience
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