c.1880s, Mere Nako of Te Atiawa tribe, a 'kuia' (Maori female elder) who lived in Motueka, near Nelson on the north end of the South Island, New Zealand // she is wearing a 'hei-tiki,' a traditional Maori pendant usually made out of pounamu (greenstone)

Mere Nako of Te Atiawa tribe, a 'kuia' (Maori female elder) who lived in Motueka, near Nelson on the north end of the South Island, New Zealand // she is wearing a 'hei-tiki,' a traditional Maori pendant usually made out of pounamu (greenstone)

Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, late 1860s

mister-nobody: “les-sources-du-nil: Edward Smallwood Richards Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, taken, probably in the late Moriori, Inhabitant of the Chatham Islands ” —.

I love Maori legends, this video tells it beautifully!

Taranaki, Mount, also called Mount Egmont, dormant volcano located near the western coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The volcano’s last major eruption occurred during the late

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Copper and silver woven kete by Matthew McIntyre-Wilson.

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