Picture of Maori women from the 1800's.
Here if glory is a Moari high born (worrior class) women. Notice the Moko or facial tattoo's made in the old way with chisel and ink, even over all her lips. The Tiki or jade stone pedant hanging form her neck for protection. And the Pounamo Mere or Jade hand axe, a prized item. This material was the most precious thing the Moari believed it help spirit and also was very hard for making very good weapons from.
Tame Iti, the Maori who terrorises the Kiwis
All singing all dancing, tattooed and pierced from head to toes - who would have thought any indigenous New Zealander would end up in the docks for
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