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Unite the Maori People for This Is his.  Maori Art

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.

Artists of this time often made Maori look comical and quirky, so this ones pretty dam good! 1930-1939    Half-length portrait of Hongi Hika, shown with full facial moko, in a flax cloak, holding a musket. Behind him is a sailing ship, probably in the Bay of Islands, where Hongi came from.    Hongi's iwi, Ngapuhi, was a large northern tribe, not a small one. By: Goodwin, Arnold Frederick, 1890-1978  http://www.hakashows.com/

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Hongi Hika Maori chief and war leader of the Ngāpuhi iwi in New Zealand. From a sketch by Major-General G. Robley, after the portrait painted in England in

Tamati Waka Nene

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)!