Foy Brothers (Thames): Unidentified Maori woman with huia feathers in her hair, Thames district, 1872-1886.

Foy Brothers (Thames): Unidentified Maori woman with huia feathers in her hair, Thames district, 1872-1886.

Maori woman with a kiwi feather cloak at her feetStanding portrait of an unidentified Maori woman photographed circa 1900 by Frank J Denton of Wanganui. She wears a white tipped feather in her hair, a full length frock with a brooch at the collar, and a Maori cloak decorated with tassles. At her feet is a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak). She stands in front of a painted backdrop.

Maori woman with a kiwi feather cloak at her feetStanding portrait of an unidentified Maori woman photographed circa 1900 by Frank J Denton of Wanganui. She wears a white tipped feather in her hair, a full length frock with a brooch at the collar, and a Maori cloak decorated with tassles. At her feet is a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak). She stands in front of a painted backdrop.

Chieftainess New Plymouth? I will update her details and the book this picture was captured from as soon as I locate it.

Chieftainess New Plymouth? I will update her details and the book this picture was captured from as soon as I locate it.

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Wahakura weaving step by step part one - YouTube

Wahakura weaving step by step part one - YouTube

I made the fibre pieces. Top: rapaki -Cape Bottom: maro - worn by men  Wooden pieces is called a pukaea

I made the fibre pieces. Top: rapaki -Cape Bottom: maro - worn by men Wooden pieces is called a pukaea

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