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Published: 10 September 2022

By Andy Ross

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A Korowai and its feathers

A korowai is a flax and feather Maori cloak worn on special occasions and given to those of high standing.

Jean Neshausen sets out to complete a special korowai for her daughter, all the while in declining health. Between trips for chemotherapy, Jean travels to the Chatham Islands to collect weka feathers and gathers others from road kill and feather dusters. This short film from NZ on Screen follows these journeys...