muka (fiber)

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Scope note
Fiber product used by Maori in weaving. It is prepared by scrapping, pounding and washing New Zealand flax, which are plants of the Phormium genus, not true flax. Muka is a key material in Maori traditional textiles where it is usually used in tāniko or twined weaving.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024