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Tattoed Māori Woman wearing traditional Garb, a Cloak made of Kiwi Feathers

Tattoed Maori woman wearing traditional garb – a cloak made of kiwi feathers.

Queen Aotea, third wife of King Tawhiao,  mother of Puahaere.

Queen Aotea, third wife of King Tawhiao, mother of Puahaere.

Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

Irihapeti Te Paea

Complicated little hat, moko (chin tattoo), chunky (remarkably modern) necklace and shiny ruffled bodice - an amazing group of textures.

The Maori girls Hereni and Rowanga pictured in 1889. Several of the historic 19th-century photos taken by Pulman have now been sold at auction in Shropshire this week

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

The Maori girls Hereni and Rowanga pictured in 1889. Several of the historic 19th-century photos taken by Pulman have now been sold at auction in Shropshire this week

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