Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), 2013, by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Te ao hurihuri (The changing world), tukutuku (woven wall panel), 2013, by James and Catherine Schuster, Te Rōpū Raranga

Alexis Neal House of Treasures Series "Tauira Whāriki Rāranga Whakairo" Printed Woven Whāriki 2013

Alexis Neal House of Treasures Series "Tauira Whāriki Rāranga Whakairo" Printed Woven Whāriki 2013

In most cases the Maori shows the true Polynesian hair, black and waved, not the lank straight hair of the American Indian. The frizzled hair sometimes seen is due to the Melanesian admixture. The Maori did not bleach his hair to a reddish hue by the use of lime as did the natives of some northern groups. Baldness was uncommon and excited derision. Men usually extracted hair on the face, as it obscured the close-set lines of tattoo.

In most cases the Maori shows the true Polynesian hair, black and waved, not the lank straight hair of the American Indian. The frizzled hair sometimes seen is due to the Melanesian admixture. The Maori did not bleach his hair to a reddish hue by the use of lime as did the natives of some northern groups. Baldness was uncommon and excited derision. Men usually extracted hair on the face, as it obscured the close-set lines of tattoo.

Standing portrait of Maori chief of Hokianga Tamati Waka Nene, in full Maori dress, with moko, and holding a taiaha. He is standing against an extensive landscape background.

Standing portrait of Maori chief of Hokianga Tamati Waka Nene, in full Maori dress, with moko, and holding a taiaha. He is standing against an extensive landscape background.

Maori girl wearing a korowai (cloak) - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Maori girl wearing a korowai (cloak) - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Alexis Neal House of Treasures Series "Ponga" "Paraikete" "Whakapapa" Printed Woven Whāriki 2013

Alexis Neal House of Treasures Series "Ponga" "Paraikete" "Whakapapa" Printed Woven Whāriki 2013

Aronui Patterns  Triangle designs which refers to the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world.

Aronui Patterns Triangle designs which refers to the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world.

taniko patterns and meanings - Google Search

taniko patterns and meanings - Google Search

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