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Piu Piu HC156

A piu piu made from dressed flax woven together to form the basis of a wrap around covering. The pattern has been designed by removing the outer vegetation exposing the fibre which is then dyed to bring out the pattern. Jute cordage has been added as a tie.
This piu piu is for a male and was used for cultural activities.

date: 20th Century

maximum dimension: 1400mm

subject area: Maori and Pacifica, The Arts, PE & Health, Social Science,

subject themes: Maori, Textile, Art, Dance, Music, Culture

handling collection number: HC156

Piu Piu HC156
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