New Zealand | "Meri Tupe Otu".  ca 1863 - 1875 | © E. S Richards / Auckland Art Gallery  Toi o Tāmaki

mister-nobody: “les-sources-du-nil: Edward Smallwood Richards Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, taken, probably in the late Moriori, Inhabitant of the Chatham Islands ” —.

ephemeral art | Ngairo Rakai Hikuroa

Tā moko is the art of facial and body tattooing among the Māori of New Zealand, Portrait of Ngairo Rakai Hikuroa, 1873 byGottfried Lindauer

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

Object: Kaitaka aronui/p& (fine cloak with deep lower t& border and horizontal aho weft rows)

Korowai Huruhuru (Helen Renner, Bay of Plenty) --- Far North Award (for the most creative use of New Zealand design or material). Maori feather cloak with Taniko border.

Korowai Huruhuru (Helen Renner, Bay of Plenty) --- Far North Award (for the most creative use of New Zealand design or material). Maori feather cloak with Taniko border.

Topic: Ruhia’s cloak - a life spared | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and taniko borders) Te Ati Awa iwi (tribe); On loan from David Pitt

Charles Heaphy 1820-1881: Wharepouri gesturing with a mere in his right hand, the Tory behind him and a row boat with 4 men being rowed towards the ship. A Maori canoe and several men behind Wharepouri on the left. The background is Wellington Harbour, probably looking towards the entrance, with Miramar on the right, taken from the western shore, near Petone. Wharepouri, who has full facial moko, is wearing a tiki, an earring and a cloak, either of dogskin or feathers, with kaitaka border.

Charles Heaphy 1820-1881: Wharepouri gesturing with a mere in his right hand, the Tory behind him and a row boat with 4 men being rowed towards the ship. A Maori canoe and several men behind Wharepouri on the left. The background is Wellington Harbour, probably looking towards the entrance, with Miramar on the right, taken from the western shore, near Petone. Wharepouri, who has full facial moko, is wearing a tiki, an earring and a cloak, either of dogskin or feathers, with kaitaka border.

Maori

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