From card: Made from the feathers of the kiwi, the wingless bird of New Zealand. Body of bag made from New Zealand Flax. Typical of ancient Maori featherwork."

In a memo Hyde states that the bag "was given me by a Maori girl of eleven years, who said it had belonged to her grandfather." Hyde also says that the bag was "made from the feathers of the kiwi, the wingless bird of New Zealand." (See accession file.)


  • Title: Bag Of Ancient Maori Feather Work
  • Location: New Zealand, Polynesia
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 25.2cm W: 1.2cm
  • Type: Bag
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E281085
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Accession Date: 1913-12-04

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