"Luzon Woman, circa between 1870-1914 (A mestizo Chinese Filipina woman from Luzon)." Filipino mestizo is a term used in the Philippines to describe people of mixed Filipino and any foreign ancestry. The word mestizo is of Spanish origin, and was originally used in the Americas to only describe people of mixed European and Native American ancestry. Most Filipinos are Malayo-Polynesian, a major group within the Austronesian language family.
The traditional honi Polynesian greeting, pressing foreheads and noses together and breathing in each other's life essence, LOVE, ALOHA! The breath of life.
This journey by raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands was made to test the author's theories of the origin of the Polynesian people and travel by raft between these places by means of riding the ocean currents and winds.
✯ Hina is one of the most beloved deities of the Polynesian people and appears in many myths throughout the Pacific. Her role as bringer of life, death and renewal naturally connects her with the waxing and waning of the moon. She also presides over fertility and birth. :: By Lisa Hunt✯