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Kahu Ora Floortalk – Kahu Kurī

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  • Fri 8 Jun ’12, 1:30pm – 2:10pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4 - Te Papa

Dr Patricia Te Arapo Wallace discusses the rise and demise of the kahu kurī (dog-skin cloak), several of which are on display in Kahu Ora | Living Cloaks.

Dr Patricia Te Arapo Wallace:
Dr Patricia Te Arapo Wallace’s research interests include Māori material culture, in particular dress and textiles; the recovery of indigenous Māori science and technologies; and relating these areas to their broader Pacific origins. Patricia has researched John Macmillan Brown's Oceanic collection, held in the Canterbury Museum, and gathered traditional tikanga (customs) about the harvesting of kiekie and other weaving resources for a project with Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa. She is currently an Honorary Research Associate at Te Papa.

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