By Daily Mail Reporter. A British auction house has been forced to withdraw a rare Maori cloak from sale and call in the police after receiving a torrent of abuse from angry New Zealanders. The flax and cotton shawl is understood to have been worn by 19th-century tribal leader Chief Rewi Maniapoto, pictured, who is revered in Maori culture. The retired couple, who are aged in their 60s, said they had withdrawn the Maori cloak from sale after they and the auction house were subjected to a campaign of 'nastiness and bullying'. Mrs Squires, a retired English teacher, said: 'We are just ordinary people, living in an ordinary village and we had no idea this item would be of such interest to everybody and elicit such nastiness and bullying. It is quite scary.
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