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Volume 31, 1898
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Mr. Hamilton exhibited a beautiful feather mat, made of feathers of the brown kiwi from the Kaimanawa Ranges, by Maoris at Opepe, near Taupo.

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The mat was made more attractive by four strips, the whole length of the mat, about 4in. wide, being of pure-white kiwi-feathers. The mat was kindly lent for exhibition By Mrs. H. Matthews. As this fine mat has only recently been completed it is evident that the art has not yet died out. It also shows that the North Island kiwi is still plentiful in certain districts, and that albino forms are not rare.