New Zealand | Maori girl; wearing Hei Tiki (neck pendant); huia feathers in her hair, ear ornament of ribbon, and korowai (tag cloak) | Late 19th century | Photographed by Foy Brothers

New Zealand | Maori girl; wearing Hei Tiki (neck pendant); huia feathers in her hair, ear ornament of ribbon, and korowai (tag cloak) | Late 19th century | Photographed by Foy Brothers

Maori are the native or indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, arriving in N.Z. before 1300 CE. In the Māori language the word māori means "normal", "natural" or "ordinary".

Maori are the native or indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, arriving in N.Z. before 1300 CE. In the Māori language the word māori means "normal", "natural" or "ordinary".

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.

Goldie's first Maori portrait, Kawhena, 1892. Featuring Important, Early & Rare auction 20 November 2013.

Goldie's first Maori portrait, Kawhena, 1892. Featuring Important, Early & Rare auction 20 November 2013.

Unidentified Maori woman wrapped in a Maori cloak with taniko borders

Unidentified Maori woman wrapped in a Maori cloak with taniko borders

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

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