Small rectangular hand bag constructed from several thin bunches of processed New Zealand flax fibres, which are horizontally stitched together at one inch intervals. The fibres are turned back on themselves at the bags mouth and trimmed off to make a fringe.

It is likely that this is a piece of tourist art although it preserves many of the traditional techniques of the Maori fibre arts.

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