Woven designs by Maori fashion designer Shona Tawhiao. Bringing the fine art of traditional woven clothing to the present. Amazing.

Woven designs by Maori fashion designer Shona Tawhiao. Bringing the fine art of traditional woven clothing to the present. Amazing.

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair.  | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

Mannequin/life caste of a Maori chief wearing a rain cape over a korowai (tag cloak); holding a taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff), wearing a hei tiki (neck pendant), and two huia feathers in his hair. | 19th century | Photographic print; © The Trustees of the British Museum

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