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 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.
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.