Under the New Zealand Protected Objects Act 1975, administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture & Heritage, the sale, trade, export and ownership of some Maori artefact are regulated Objects over 50 years old that also have Maori cultural significance must be inspected by Ministry for Culture & Heritage, and if significant the object will be allocated a "Y" number, a unique identification number. Artefacts that have a Y number can only be purchased by those that are registered collectors with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. These collectors have a ‘registered number’. Y numbered artefacts cannot leave the country without written permission from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. Those who are not registered collectors, and usually reside in New Zealand, can apply to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to become one. There are no restrictions on the purchase of Maori items that have no Y number or Pacific Island or other artefacts from around the world. As this site is a price guide, and does not offer items for sale, the Y numbers applicable to any items on this site are not displayed..
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A late 19th century/early-20th century muka kete/tea cosy, banded with looped and wavy woven designs, long tasselled fringe with bow and tassel to the tapered end. Note: similar kete are recorded as being made c.1890 as 'Fashion' or dress items intended fo
Fine kiwi kete finely made kiwi feather kete. Double pair twining with kiwi feathers attached on every second aho (weft). The muka kaupapa is in good condition. Some loss of feathers evident. Length 13 cm. Width 14 cm
Fine kiwi kete superb kiwi-feather kete. Double-pair twining with kiwi feathers attached on every second aho (weft). The muka kaupapa is in good condition. Feathers in good condition. Length 20 cm. Width 20 cm
An old Maori woven and decoratively feathered small kete, the tightly woven (taaniko style weave) body of candlewick (white cotton string) decorated with bands of kereru (native pigeon) and with long kiwi feathers to the base. 20 x 22.2 cm c.late 19th cent
A Maori feather kete muka, the woven flax decorative body with two handles, cotton lined interior and the exterior almost entirely covered with feathers of brown, tan and paler tones. Length 28.5 cm. Height 19.5 cm
Late 19th century rare Maori feather kete Whakairo bag. Woven from harakeke and worked on both sides with a panelled design of white, green, black, orange and brown feathers. Label inside stating, 'Featherwork from New Zealand ', there is also a card insid
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