Para - rain hood

Para - cappa da pioggia

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Vegetable fibres: Phormium tenax (harakeke), Cordyline australis (ti kouka), Freycinetia baueria or Freycinetia banksii (kieke).


C.D.A.480, Legato Cap.E.A. D'Albertis, 1932


Second half of 19th century

Manufactured in a relatively short time, it is very effective in protecting from rain as the leaves serve as drainage channels. The cover is composed of strips of harakeke leaves, a plant improperly called "flax", ti kouka and kieke.