An exhibition of traditional and contemporary korowais (Maori cloaks) from the Murray Bridge Wahine Toa (strong women) group. The korowai was a garment made in early Maori times and was generally woven or made from traditional materials like flax and feathers. It is worn as a mantle of prestige and honour.
The korowai is one of four types of Maori cloaks and reflects honour, leadership, identity, warmth, protection, skill and beauty. Modern times have allowed makers to construct korowai in contemporary fashion which are also a part of this display.
To be opened on Sunday June 4 at 2.30pm. The opening will include a traditional Maori ceremony to welcome the cloaks to the gallery.