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Portrait of a Maori with Tattoed Face

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Portrait of Maori Chief

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Maori used kiwi feathers chiefly for ceremonial cloaks (kahu-kiwi). Kahu-kiwi are usually named and are reserved for chiefs because they’re considered as taonga(treasures). They are said to carry the wairua(spirit) of the birds themselves. During significant events – incl. deaths, marriages –a kahu-kiwi is drawn over the shoulders as a symbol of chieftainship and high birth.     Today, the tradition of kahu-kiwi is continued using feathers gathered from kiwi that die naturally or by…

Maori used kiwi feathers chiefly for ceremonial cloaks (kahu-kiwi). Kahu-kiwi are usually named and are reserved for chiefs because they’re considered as taonga(treasures). They are said to carry the wairua(spirit) of the birds themselves. During significant events – incl. deaths, marriages –a kahu-kiwi is drawn over the shoulders as a symbol of chieftainship and high birth. Today, the tradition of kahu-kiwi is continued using feathers gathered from kiwi that die naturally or by…

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Portrait of a Maori with Tattoed Face Photographic Print at Art.com

Portrait of a Maori with Tattoed Face

Portrait of a Maori with Tattoed Face Photographic Print at Art.com

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Tamati Waka Nene

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