An amazing painting at Te Papa in New Zealand by C.F. Goldie. A man of his time, he filled this painting with symbols that show what was thought to be a dying race-but fortunately the Maori Renaissance proved him wrong.
New Zealand | Portrait of Atama Paparangi based on the photograph “Atama, a Rangi (chief) of the Arawa Maori, ca. 1920, showing traditional moko (facial tattooing) and skin carving” Seen here wearing hei tiki (neck pendant), shark tooth ear ornament, huia feathers in his hair, and a korowai (tag cloak). | Late 19th century