Early Maori Clothing Design

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Early Maori Clothing Design

After looking through our site on traditional Maori clothing and the materials used, take this quiz and see how well you score!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you owned a  Tōpuni it meant you were a........
    • A. 

      Chief

    • B. 

      Warrior

    • C. 

      Prince

    • D. 

      Traveller

  • 2. 
    A Tatua is a...........
    • A. 

      Type of lizard

    • B. 

      Food cooked in a hangi

    • C. 

      Belt

    • D. 

      Cloak

  • 3. 
    The fibre of the Harakeke (NZ flax) plant is called.....
    • A. 

      Mate

    • B. 

      Meka

    • C. 

      Metu

    • D. 

      Muka

  • 4. 
    Clothing was often made from the softer fibre found........
    • A. 

      On the smaller leaves

    • B. 

      Inside the leaves

    • C. 

      In the middle of the Harakeke plant

    • D. 

      In the roots of the plant

  • 5. 
    The skirts worn here are called..
    • A. 

      Grass skirts

    • B. 

      Paraka

    • C. 

      Harakeke

    • D. 

      Piupiu

  • 6. 
    In this picture, Prince William is wearing a Kahu huruhuru made from......
    • A. 

      Kiwi feathers

    • B. 

      Tui feathers

    • C. 

      Moa feathers

    • D. 

      Kereru feathers

  • 7. 
    This bird provided coloured feathers for cloak making, they are known as ..........
    • A. 

      Kakapo

    • B. 

      Kea

    • C. 

      Kereru

    • D. 

      Katipo

  • 8. 
    These tops that girls and women wear are called....
    • A. 

      Peke

    • B. 

      Pari

    • C. 

      Peri

    • D. 

      Pahe

  • 9. 
    A  Tōpuni was made from....
    • A. 

      Kiwi feathers

    • B. 

      Dog skin

    • C. 

      Seal skin

    • D. 

      Moa feathers

  • 10. 
    The early Maori stripped the harakeke leaves to get to the softer fibre, to help strip the leaf they used...... 
    • A. 

      Broken glass

    • B. 

      Fish bones

    • C. 

      Mussel shells

    • D. 

      Sharpened sticks