Rangi Topeora, a woman of mana of Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa, was one of five female signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi. This portrait, by Gottfried Lindauer January 1839 – 13 June highlights her moko kauae (chin and mouth tattoo), a sign of her mana.
Tāmati Wāka Nene, a visionary Māori rangatira (chief) of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe) I admire. The Dutch ethnological museum in Leiden has one of his staffs and I felt his mana ( authority, influence, prestige)!
DIY Wax Paper Backdrop - Style Me Pretty. Half circles of deli waxed paper strung on crochet thread. Stands are attached to length of ribbon, ribbon is hung to form the backdrop. Classy and budget friendly!