• Beaded Underworld Cloak

  • $6,500.00

  • Description

    INVISIBLE CLOAK DESIGNED AND HANDMADE BY TANIA TUPU 

    Invisible Cloak: Designed and made for display for Te Papa Gallery Store front Entry for the duration of the “E Tu Ake” exhibition April-June 2011

    Cloak: My inspiration came after asking my cousin about his “Ta Moko.” He then told me how ‘Ta Moko’ and ‘Taniko’ came from Ngati Porou through a story of ‘Mataora’ and his love ‘Niwareka’ who was from the underworld. 

    Design: My idea was to make an invisible korowai to represent the underworld (Rarohenga) and where our art forms came from.

    Materials:  2050+Clear frosted Tapa Shaped uncoloured resin beads and wax cotton/polyester thread.

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