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Plain muka body with taniko borders on three edges (paepaeroa) and neck edge finished in blue and red wool. Top edge of broad taniko band along bottom is decorated with a twist of blue and red wool. Kaupapa worked in horizontal rows of whenu; 7 whenu to 1 cm. Ara spaced at 7mm intervals.
A rusted broad axe head. It has two white paper labels stuck to the central area of the blade. " To be donated to the Tara[ paper loss]ki / Museum " is handwritten in blue ink on a white paper label affixed to the central area of the blade. " Rangi --gakau ---------- [paper loss] / Reputed to have killed Von Tempski / Donated by Elyah Robinson / Normanby (possibly - handwriting is unclear) " is handwritten in blue ink on the other paper label.
Muka kaupapa [flax fibre foundation] worked in horizontal rows of whatu [two pair twining.] Four whenu [warp] to 1cm. Ara [rows] spaced at 14mm intervals. Kiwi huruhuru [kiwi feathers] attached every fourth whenu on alternate rows. Kiwi huruhuru covers the main outter kaupapa [body] of the cloak. Niho [triangles of brown and white] pattern decorates along length of the ua [collar] hem. Ua edge trimmed with one row of guinea fowl. Two side and base borders are adorned with brown and white fowl and guinea fowl feathered rectangles. Muka ties were replaced by Whiro-o-te-Rangi Bailey in January 1997.
A corroded metal band from the niu pole at Whakamara. The band, originally from a ship's mast has two ring shaped openings separated by a small rectangular gap. The larger opening is fastened to the lower mast and the smaller to the top.