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Kākahu Full Size (Patiki)

Kākahu Full Size (Patiki)

Regular price $1,000.00 NZD
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Specifications: 1000mm x 1000mm

Contemporary Korowai - Kahu huruhuru Kākahu. The colours and design of this Korowai were inspired by the Flounder fish, which is a symbol of abundance.

Māori cloaks are most commonly worn on special occasions, whether a significant hui and coming together of people, or significant graduation, birthday or tangi. The cloaks hold stories of our history or whānau [family] and whakapapa [genealogy]. They’re held in the highest regard and worn with the highest form of respect, prestige, and honor.

Our Korowai are handmade in Auckland by machine stitching feathers onto a lined fabric base. The feather wrap around the front edge to complete the look. A traditional handwoven one takes many weeks to complete and costs significantly more. A modern Korowai offers better durability and more colours. Inspiration for the colour and designs from our local fauna and flora. We use beautiful farmed chicken and rooster feathers, some of which have been dyed to create the amazing colour range available in our Korowai selection. Our Korowai have drawstring ties so you can alter the width to fit the wearer. We try to keep a small stock but you should allow a week for production.

The taniko trim has also been woven from wool in NZ. This design is the Manaia and Wairua (spirit) design. It shows the Manaia with poutama (stairway to heaven) above and below. The Manaia is sitting in the Wharenui (ancestral meeting house) symbolizing the bringing of iwi, whanau, and cultures together.

Material

Made using beautiful feathers.

Meaning

In modern day New Zealand, it's often worn to commemorate big lifetime achievements and are often a huge source of pride for those that own one. Some Kākahu are so significant, they are passed down for generations and are presented at large hui's, celebrations and Tangi's and carry with it the memories and wairua (spirit) of the previous owners.

Specifications

Kakahu size is 1000L x 1000W (mm)

Our Korowai have drawstring ties so you can alter the width to fit the wearer.

Shipping

Orders typically take 1 - 3 days to be prepared for delivery. Once they are packed and ready for collection, a courier driver will collect and scan on shipping label. An automated email confirming the collection will be sent out to the email address entered during checkout. 

Standard delivery time within NZ is 2 business days but this may be impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. International shipping times vary by location.

If there is an issue with a delivery, please contact us at sales@xmtcreations.com and let us know. 

Return Policy

Please read the description carefully and ensure that you are happy with the specifications of the product prior to purchasing. We do not offer refunds for sizing related issues if:

(i) the size is clearly stated in the description on the product page and

(ii) the specifications are within reasonable variance. Some of our products are hand-made/hand-carved meaning there will be slight variations to the images on the website.

However, we do our best to maintain the quality and consistency of our product range.

Please email us at sales@xmtcreations.com or call us on 0800 968 323 if you do notice any damage of defects. 

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