Unidentified Maori man wearing traditional clothing, between 1875-1910  Studio  portrait of an unidentified Maori man wearing traditional clothing. He  wears a kakahu (cloak) and holds a taiaha (traditional Maori fighting  staff). Photograph taken by William Andrews Collis in New Plymouth,  between 1875 and 1910.

Unidentified Maori man wearing traditional clothing, between 1875-1910 Studio portrait of an unidentified Maori man wearing traditional clothing. He wears a kakahu (cloak) and holds a taiaha (traditional Maori fighting staff). Photograph taken by William Andrews Collis in New Plymouth, between 1875 and 1910.

BEYOND BUCKSKIN: Designer Profile | Suzanne Tamaki

BEYOND BUCKSKIN: Designer Profile | Suzanne Tamaki

Unidentified Maori woman with a chin moko, feathers in her hair, and European clothing, [ca 1895]  Unidentified  Maori woman, circa 1885, with a chin moko and feathers in her hair. She  wears European style clothing. Location and photographer unknown.

Unidentified Maori woman with a chin moko, feathers in her hair, and European clothing, [ca 1895] Unidentified Maori woman, circa 1885, with a chin moko and feathers in her hair. She wears European style clothing. Location and photographer unknown.

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thomas Partington

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thomas Partington

Artist and designer Suzanne Tamaki and her daughter were head to toe in Tamaki’s designs, including her silk tie belt-wraps and quasi-Victorian jackets and top hats. In the background, “Blankets for sale – WE trade for land, beads, or guns” is embroidered on wool, stabbing at colonial land-grabbing via the needle.

Artist and designer Suzanne Tamaki and her daughter were head to toe in Tamaki’s designs, including her silk tie belt-wraps and quasi-Victorian jackets and top hats. In the background, “Blankets for sale – WE trade for land, beads, or guns” is embroidered on wool, stabbing at colonial land-grabbing via the needle.

pre european maori clothing - Google Search

pre european maori clothing - Google Search

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thomas Partington

Studio portrait of a young woman wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thomas Partington

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