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Lake Taupo Carvings, New Zeland -  Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay on Lake Taupō - over 10 metres high and only accesable by boat or Kayak

Lake Taupo Carvings, New Zeland - Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay on Lake Taupō - over 10 metres high and only accesable by boat or Kayak

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia.  In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia. In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

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

The Wahaika is one of the several different war clubs used by Maori warriors. The wahaika was used exclusively by the most fierce, and respected warriors with the highest rankings. It was given as a ceremonial piece

The Wahaika is one of the several different war clubs used by Maori warriors. The wahaika was used exclusively by the most fierce, and respected warriors with the highest rankings. It was given as a ceremonial piece

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

This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

Woman weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves, at Koroniti

Woman weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves, at Koroniti

Maori cloak, 19th century  Flax, wool, fiber  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Maori cloak, 19th century Flax, wool, fiber Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wood composition from New Zealand artist Rosalie Gascoigne (1917-1999)

Wood composition from New Zealand artist Rosalie Gascoigne (1917-1999)