Kete muka -    
   
 
  Tribe of origin: Ngati Kuri
Waka: Ngatokimatawhaorua
Iwi: Ngati Kuri

Locality: Te Hapua
Region: Far North

Acquisition date: 1970

Material: Muka
Measurements: 24.1 x 17.8cm

Museum location: Auckland Museum
Specific location: Maori Court West
T W Leys Memorial
Ethnology no: 43126
 
   
 Pathway: This kete muka was given to Mrs Greensmith (nee Lloyd) at the turn of the 20th century for saving the life of the son of Wi Hipihana during a major typhoid epidemic. Mrs Greensmith was a school teacher at Te Hapua in the Tai Tokerau region at this time and she was also given a rei puta (No. 43125). Both the kete and the rei puta were purchased by the Auckland Museum in 1970. 
  
 Catalogue description: This small bag is made of woven undyed muka in single-pair twining and decorated with fringes and tassels. It also features a criss-cross pattern on the body.