Kākahu Full Size (Tino Rangatiratanga)
Kākahu size is 1000L x 1000W (mm)
These gorgeous Kākahu will make anyone stand out from the crowd. There is so much Mana (prestige) associated with wearing a Kākahu and in ancient times was reserved for those of high status among the tribe. In modern day New Zealand, it's often worn to commemorate big lifetime achievements and are often a huge source of pride for those that own one. Some Kākahu are so significant, they are passed down for generations and are presented at large hui's, celebrations and Tangi's and carry with it the memories and wairua (spirit) of the previous owners.
Each Kākahu is hand-made in Auckland and the feather pattern covers the entire back and partially covers the inside of the left and right sides of the front so the effect isn't lost when facing it. Each Kakahu also has drawstring ties so you can adjust how it is worn.
The taniko features the Manaia (guardian) and poutama (step pattern) which represents different peoples coming together.
In some cases, especially during holiday seasons and store promotions, it may take 1 - 2 weeks to create your order so please account for this when purchasing.
Please read the description carefully and ensure that you are happy with the specifications of the product prior to purchasing. We do not offer refunds for sizing related issues if:
(i) the size is clearly stated in the description on the product page and
(ii) the specifications are within reasonable variance. Some of our products are hand-made/hand-carved meaning there will be slight variations to the images on the website.
However, we do our best to maintain the quality and consistency of our product range.
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Orders typically take 1 - 3 days to be prepared for delivery. Once they are packed and ready for collection, a courier driver will collect and scan on shipping label. An automated email confirming the collection will be sent out to the email address entered during checkout.
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