I embroidered a very similar Pari (bodice) to this one when my daughter joined an Australian based Kapa haka group.
Flax Weaving - Pokinikini for making a Piupiu
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Tanniko: century Maori skirt: handwoven flax skirt worn by female dancers - this non-loom weaving technique was developed first by the Maori people.
Piupiu poutamawahine Karl Leonard
This image is of a piupiu(traditional Maori type of clothing) with a taniko(a form of weaving).
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Another of Anahera Alixene Curtis beauties