This Maori Girls Kapa Haka costume is a delightful and inexpensive way of dressing up for a Kapa Haka event.  The costume accurately replicates that worn by adults to sing, dance, and do the pois, without the expense of the intricately woven bodices and flax piupius. 

Ideal for Nation Days, and primary school kapa haka groups.

The Maori Girls Kapa Haka costume is sized:

 SIZE  Age  Chest/Waist
 Dress length
 Small  2-4  up to 23 1/2"/60cm  58cm
 Medium  4-6  up to 26"/66cm  65cm
 Large  6-8  up to 26 3/4"/68cm  70cm
 XL  8-10  up to 29"/74cm chest
up to 28 1/4"/72cm waist
 2XL 12-14  up to 30 3/4"/78cm chest
up to 30"/76cm waist 







The set includes a printed headband, a black dress with printed Red/White/Black Maori bodice and black skirt ( which has adjustable velcro closure at the back and a stretch-seam waist), and the overlaid mock piupiu skirt, which is cotton knit strips on an adjustable black elastic band.

The total effect is stunning.  

The costume design was derived from the costume worn by the Otatara Cultural Club of Taradale, New Zealand.  The design depicts New Zealand national bird, the Kiwi, which is surrounded by the Niho-Taniwha pattern ( dragons teeth) and the Three Baskets of Knowledge.  This design was the work of three people, namely Ellen Coulter, Ngaupoko Batt, and Baden Batt.  Only Baden is still alive, and he gives his unreserved consent to the costume and the Maori motifs used on them.

Note to schools:  As these costumes are always in high demand, we cannot afford to have any out on approval.  If you would like a sample, please order and pay for the costume(s) you require. Should you decide they are not what you require, we are very happy to receive the costume back (in original condition) for a full refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping).  Many schools pay by credit card so the transaction is easy to do, and a refund is easy too. 

Here's what one customer had to say about their kapa haka costume:
"Lesley, I wanted to let you know we received the costume today along with the little bag of goodies.  Shelbee was so thrilled at her costume!  Thank you for your follow up and help with this.  Best regards, Sarah G, USA"

Above is gorgeous Danica in her Kapa Haka

And next are the gorgeous Robinson sisters, wearing their
Kapa Haka outfits, moko tattoos, pois, and bone koru
.  Beautiful!

We also have the gorgeous Kaukura girls wearing the girls costume at their 2015 Cultural Day in Australia:







Shipping Times during Covid-19

Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks.  Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.


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Tena Kotou,
I wish to thank you all very much for the delivery of the korowai, from NZ to Australia in speedy time. The parcel has been received in fabulous state of package and delivered to Australia in beautiful condition. What can we all say but thanks and thanks again.

Soyra, Australia, 5 June 2020

Hi, Received my lovely slippers today and I am very happy love the colour. My current NZ slippers are just worn out after many years.
I am more than satisfied as I know my new pair will last a long time, I have bought my slippers from NZ for many years as I'm assured they will last as I wear them all the time inside and out.

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Thanks so much, arrived in time for Mother's Day and this is what my Mum had to say about it: 
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