1. (noun) keepsake, heirloom, memento, souvenir.
Ka whakaaria atu ki a Puhihuia, ka mea atu a ia, "E kō, tēnā tō patu, te patu a tō matua i whakahekea mai ki a au tā tātou manatunga mau ai, tēnā tō patu hei koha māu ki ō tātou ariki i Āwhitū" (TAH 45/1963:20). / He showed it to Puhihuia, saying, "Young woman, that is your weapon, the weapon of your father, which he gave to me as our heirloom to hold onto, and that is your weapon for you as your gift to our high chiefs at Awhitū."
(Reference from the maoridictionary.co.nz)
Woven in the most gorgeous coral bright pinks this rare blanket is thick and warm with a firmish feel.
Manufactured by the Mosgiel Woollens Ltd of Dunedin. It does not have the Manatunga labelling we've seen previously but does have koru designs.
Large King Single/Double size 186cm x 210cm
Unfortunately this blanket is highly marked. Most of the marks are LIGHT however there is one largeish one (photographed). We have washed this blanket with little success removing these stains. A dry cleaners MAY have more luck. Accordingly the price is reduced. We would normally sell a good condition blanket of this type for $400-500 and over $1000 at an art auction! Such a shame about the flaws but still a beauty!
Please take this into consideration when purchasing.
New Zealand textiles are part of our heritage. We hope this blanket will bring someone much joy!
Restore to Relove
Items sold by Fresh Retro Love unless otherwise noted are restored, retro/vintage 100% Wool blankets. Any irregularities/flaws are described to our best knowledge in the item description. We make every effort to be thorough and ensure there are no surprises! Mends, colour and thread , embroiders, mismatches, discrepancies and patches we consider to be part of the blanket journey and find beauty in these one of a kind unique items. This is an aspect to be taken into consideration when your purchase is made.
Any queries regarding this item or items from Fresh Retro Love please send us a message, we would be happy to help.