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A black fabric headband with a red and white chevron pattern and a large white diamond in the centre. The outside of the headband is made of a woven material, backed on to polyester. The edges of the headband are held together by velcro strips. Two feathers - one tan, one black - are attached to the seam of the headband.
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This headband was used by the Waitara Savage Club between 1963 and 2001. It was worn by the Rangatira, or President, of the Savage Club, along with a Maori-inspired cloak. In 2001 the club decided to change the Maori names used throughout the club's structure, such as rangatira and ariki for president and past president, to their English alternatives. The cloak and headband were replaced by a chain of office. Savage Clubs can be found throughout New Zealand, and provide a space for music, entertainment and fun. Visits are made to other clubs, orchestras and skits are performed, and members also take part in community work such as performing at local rest homes. The Waitara Savage Club has been going since 1961, and is still in good, entertaining health.
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