Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes.   The toki is the blade of and adze with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.     www.boneart.co.nz

Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.

Robin Hill Kura Gallery Maori Weaving New Zealand Art Design Shoulder Korowai Duck Feathers Det

Robin Hill Kura Gallery Maori Weaving New Zealand Art Design Pheasant Feather Korowai

Flax & Fernwood wall hanging made from NZ ponga and green flax flowers <3

Flax & Fernwood wall hanging made from NZ ponga and green flax flowers

Mrs J A Jury is probably the wife of John Alfred Te Whatahoro Jury (Te Whatahoro) of Papawai; however, Te Whatahoro had nine wives over a period of fifty years, and there is no information about which wife the woman in this photograph may be. The moko of the woman on the right identifies her as Te Aitu-o-te-rangi Wikitoria Jury (daughter of Te Whatahoro Jury).

The late and early century photographs show some of the last Maori women to wear the traditional ta moko face marking in New Zealand before it was outlawed by British colonialists.

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