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Grand Vestibule: The British Monarchy and the World

The Grand Vestibule at Windsor Castle reflects interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Feather bag


RCIN 32171

A Maori bag made of flax and kiwi feathers. The kiwi bird holds a special significance for the Maori - it is symbolic of elder brothers and sisters, representing their protective spirits. During a visit to New Zealand in October 1981, the Te Atiawa people of Waiwhetu presented The Queen with this bag made of flax and kiwi feathers.

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