Cape (Long), Black - Tāniko


A fashionable and functional outerwear piece that has been popular with our customers for years. Designed to be worn inside, or out and about in the elements. You can style it several ways, giving you multiple 'look' options.

Print Design: Tāniko

Background to Tāniko: Tāniko is a uniquely Maori variation of whatu (twining) and was used to weave the colourful, intricate borders of Cloaks.  In Cloak making, Tāniko was used only for borders since the weave is too stiff to suit entire garments.  Tāniko is also used to make Pari (bodices), tipare (head bands), Tapeka (sashes), Tātua (belts) and taonga whakapaipai (jewellery).  Tāniko designs express histories, ideas and values important in Te Ao Maori (The Maori World).

This pattern was created to represent several elements based around whānau, symbols representing the creation of life out of darkness, time spent with whānau (the cards symbols - cause how many of us play cards!) and new growth.

Style: You can wear this cape several ways, off the shoulder, with the neck rolled up and as a hooded cape, shown in our photos.

Model: Our model Nichola is wearing size RUA (14-16) in the photos.

Sizing is as follows:

TAHI: Size (10 - 12 size)

RUA: Size (14 - 16 size)

TORU: Size (18 - 20 size)

WHA: Size (22 - 24 size)

Fabric details:

Designed and made here in New Zealand, Fabric sourced from a local supplier (but imported from overseas). Fabric is a wool blend (80% wool 20% viscose) fabric.

Care instructions: 

We recommend washing all knitwear/wool by hand in cold water.  Do not use any washing detergents that contain bleach. 

Once washed, dry garment flat (on top of a towel on a drying rack is best) do not hang or put in direct sunlight or it will fade and/or lose its shape.

***COLOUR VARIATION - Please note while all measures are taken to ensure the colouring of our photos match the actual product, there may be slight variations due to device colour matching***

Cape (Long), Black - Tāniko
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