Rotorua is the home of Maori culture in New Zealand and the intricately carved statues are everywhere.

Rotorua is the home of Maori culture in New Zealand and the intricately carved statues are everywhere.

Unidentified young Maori woman with clear chin moko, 1870-1889

Unidentified young Maori woman with clear chin moko, 1870-1889

Makire Pikihuia, wearing a korowai (tag cloak), taken on 17 December 1892 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Makire Pikihuia, wearing a korowai (tag cloak), taken on 17 December 1892 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district wearing European hat with traditional feather cloak. Photo taken 11 May 1889 by Samuel Carnell of Napier

Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district wearing European hat with traditional feather cloak. Photo taken 11 May 1889 by Samuel Carnell of Napier

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.

Maori woman with a moko and Top Hat. Photo taken by Samuel Carnell of Napier, 1883

Maori woman with a moko and Top Hat. Photo taken by Samuel Carnell of Napier, 1883

Pare, a young Maori woman with moko (facial tattoo). She is wearing a feather cloak further adorned with peacock feathers. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington, 1900

Pare, a young Maori woman with moko (facial tattoo). She is wearing a feather cloak further adorned with peacock feathers. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington, 1900

Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, taken on 3 December 1897 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, taken on 3 December 1897 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. #Maori

Miriama Te Rangirunga - Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington. #Maori

Miriama Te Rangirunga - Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington. #Maori

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