Jude Te Punga Nelson
muka, pukeko feathers
240 x 170 x 20mm (excl handle)
W dec19 gd
A maori kete is a traditional bag or kit. This one is woven from muka (prepared flax fibre) with blue/black pukeko feathers.
The Southern Cross and Matariki stars are woven into the taaniko of the kete. Early voyagers used the stars to guide (arahina) their journeys.