April 23, 2013
Cloak welcomed to Te Papa
The feather cloak given to Chinese leader Mao Zedong more than 50 years ago is back in New Zealand.
The Kahu huruhuru was welcomed at Te Papa this morning.
It will go on display for four months from June 13, before it is returned to the National Museum of China.
New Zealand pioneer film maker, Ramai Te Miha Hayward presented the cloak to Chairman Mao in 1957 on behalf of the fifth Māori King, Koroki when she was visiting China with other members of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.
It has recently been displayed at the National Museum of China in Beijing alongside the exhibitions – Kura Pounamu: Treasured Stone of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Brian Brake: Lens on China and New Zealand.
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