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ID: 700001798Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Kotore Huia (Huia bird tail feather/s) (hair-ornaments; Unknown; unknown; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; ME022638)
Note: Kotore huia (huia bird tail feathers) were worn by rangatira (chiefs) as a sign of rank and status.Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris) and their featherswere symbols of prestige not only for Maori, but also Pakeha (European New Zealanders). Their tail feathers were highly prized, their beaks became a fashionable form of adornment, and stuffed huia were eagerly sought as domestic ornaments. With this lethal popularity, huia became increasingly rare until, after failed attempts at conservation, the last reported sighting wasaround 1920. Huiaare now listed as an extinct species.
Titles:
Kotore Huia (Huia bird tail feather/s) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
hair-ornaments [300209287] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, worn costume accessories, <accessories by location on the head>, hair accessories)

Classifications:
natural history (preferred)
Oceanic art

Creation Date: unknown

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: ME022638
Credit Line: Acquisition history unknown
Display Materials: feather
feather (material) [300011809]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)

Dimensions: Overall 195 (Height) x 41 (Width) mm
Cultures:
Maori (preferred)

General Subject:
apparel (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
feather (material) [300011809]
.....(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Kotore Huia (Huia bird tail feather/s)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=514680
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=514680
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