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Published: 24 September 2022

By Andy Ross

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The story of a cloak

In the collections of Te Papa one small object has been reunited with its family.

In 1949 an object was presented to the Museum by Nurse Florence Rogers: a child's wrap, beautifully edged with dyed fibres and made from muka, processed flax. For decades the wrap lay in the collection drawers of the Dominion Museum, now Te Papa, until a curious curator decided to research its history...