Hieke; rain cape
Practical, protective garment woven in hardy materials to keep warm and dry. Shorter than a cloak, rain capes is covered with hukahuka, strips or shreds of fibre, twined in rows that resembled roof thatching. This ingenious design channells rain off the cape.
The weaving technique for most rain capes and cloaks was whatu aho patahi, single-pair twining, which enabled faster construction.
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