Woven cover

Description
The flax tapore would have covered a hangi or cooking pit which was a traditional cooking method using heated rocks.
Accession Loan No.
1896/8/4
Collection Class
Household objects
Common Name
woven cover
Simple Name
woven cover
Full Name
cooking pit cover (tapore)
Dimensions
whole length 735 mm; W 500 mm
Production Year High
1896
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
flax (Phormium tenax)
Function Name
food
Function Detail
used to cover food while being cooked in Kopa Maori
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania

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