Early Maori Clothing Design

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Early Maori Clothing Design - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    A. Chief
    Explanation
    If you owned a Tōpuni, it meant you were a Chief.

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  • 2. 

    A Tatua is a...........

    • A.

      Type of lizard

    • B.

      Food cooked in a hangi

    • C.

      Belt

    • D.

      Cloak

    Correct Answer
    C. Belt
    Explanation
    A Tatua is a type of belt.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Mate

    • B.

      Meka

    • C.

      Metu

    • D.

      Muka

    Correct Answer
    D. Muka
    Explanation
    Muka is the correct answer because it is the term used to refer to the fibre of the Harakeke (NZ flax) plant. The Harakeke plant is native to New Zealand and its fibre, muka, is traditionally used by Māori people for weaving and creating various crafts.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Inside the leaves
    Explanation
    Clothing was often made from the softer fiber found inside the leaves. This suggests that the leaves of the plant contained a softer and more suitable fiber for making clothing compared to other parts of the plant such as the smaller leaves, the middle of the Harakeke plant, or the roots.

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  • 5. 

    The skirts worn here are called..

    • A.

      Grass skirts

    • B.

      Paraka

    • C.

      Harakeke

    • D.

      Piupiu

    Correct Answer
    D. Piupiu
    Explanation
    Piupiu is the correct answer because it is a type of skirt traditionally worn by the Māori people of New Zealand. It is made from flax fibers and is known for its distinctive appearance with multiple strands hanging down. Grass skirts are typically made from grass or leaves and are not specific to the Māori culture. Paraka and Harakeke are not commonly used terms for skirts and do not refer to the specific type of skirt mentioned in the question.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Kiwi feathers
    Explanation
    Prince William is wearing a Kahu huruhuru made from Kiwi feathers. The Kahu huruhuru is a traditional Maori cloak, and using Kiwi feathers to make it holds cultural significance. The Kiwi bird is native to New Zealand and is considered a taonga (treasure) by the Maori people. The use of Kiwi feathers in the cloak represents a connection to the land and the spiritual world. It also symbolizes respect for the natural environment and the preservation of indigenous species.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Kakapo

    • B.

      Kea

    • C.

      Kereru

    • D.

      Katipo

    Correct Answer
    C. Kereru
    Explanation
    Kereru is the correct answer because it is a bird that provides colored feathers for cloak making. The other options, Kakapo, Kea, and Katipo, do not have a known association with providing feathers for cloak making.

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  • 8. 

    These tops that girls and women wear are called....

    • A.

      Peke

    • B.

      Pari

    • C.

      Peri

    • D.

      Pahe

    Correct Answer
    B. Pari
  • 9. 

    A  Tōpuni was made from....

    • A.

      Kiwi feathers

    • B.

      Dog skin

    • C.

      Seal skin

    • D.

      Moa feathers

    Correct Answer
    B. Dog skin
    Explanation
    A Tōpuni is a traditional Māori cloak that is made from dog skin. This type of cloak is significant in Māori culture and is worn on special occasions. The use of dog skin in the creation of the Tōpuni reflects the resourcefulness and adaptability of the Māori people, as they utilized the materials available to them in their environment. The dog skin would have been carefully prepared and woven to create a durable and warm cloak.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Mussel shells
    Explanation
    The early Maori used mussel shells to help strip the harakeke leaves. The shells were likely sharp and could be used to scrape away the outer layers of the leaves, exposing the softer fiber underneath. This method would have made it easier for the Maori to access the fiber and use it for various purposes.

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