Kiri Mamaku - Kiri meaning skin and Mamaku takes its name from the native Black Tree Fern frond. There is a story that during the separation of Ranginui (sky father) and Papatūānuku (Earth mother), Tāwhirimātea (god of the winds) sought revenge on his siblings and set out to punish them. On his quest, he went after Tūmatauenga (god of humanity and war) who had taken shelter in the Mamaku frond and could not be found by Tāwhirimātea.
The Mamaku when cut open holds the face shape of Tūmatauenga and is also edible, either raw, boiled or steamed. Some say that the Mamaku also increases focus, strength, agility, endurance and muscle growth - all of which are traits of Tūmatauenga.
These oilskin jackets are literally made to wear in any environment! With a smart sheen, elbow length sleeves, double chest pockets, extra deep waist pockets with zippers, you can’t go wrong. Once you get yourself one of these oilskins then the next thing you’ll have to buy will be a padlock to keep it safe from the cuzzies.
Features include: External water resistant lining. Oilskin with fleece lining in black. Fleece lined collar. Full two way front zip. Double button down left and right chest pocket. Deep waist pockets with zipper. Extra long tail. TAIAO embroidered on chest pocket, TAIAO logo on back.