New Zealand, Maori Woman Vintage ~ Unidentified Maori woman with child and tag cloak

New Zealand, Maori Woman Vintage ~ Unidentified Maori woman with child and tag cloak

Incredible portraits of Maori women from the National Library of New Zealand.

Incredible portraits of Maori women from the National Library of New Zealand.

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".

Feather cloaks – Kiwi – Te Ara

Feather cloaks – Kiwi – Te Ara

Photograph of Ada Pokiha modeling a fine feather cloak with a taniko border, at Koroniti

Photograph of Ada Pokiha modeling a fine feather cloak with a taniko border, at Koroniti

Negative (black and white); a Tuhoe woman sitting on a mat, one which she has herself woven, on the ground outdoors; she is weaving a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak) on a turuturu (loom); she wears a headscarf and shirt made of patterned cloth, and a skirt made of woven plant fibre; Ruatoki, New Zealand. Photographic Process

Negative (black and white); a Tuhoe woman sitting on a mat, one which she has herself woven, on the ground outdoors; she is weaving a kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloak) on a turuturu (loom); she wears a headscarf and shirt made of patterned cloth, and a skirt made of woven plant fibre; Ruatoki, New Zealand. Photographic Process

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