44 Captivating Native Maori Portraits From 19th Century New Zealand - Flashbak
In 1815, the first British missionaries arrived in Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud). Dubbed Nieuw Zeeland by adventurer Abel Tasman Nieuw Zeeland, after the Dutch province of Zeeland, the country would be changed in 1840 when the British and many Maori tribes signed the Treaty of Waitangi.
Te raranga me te whatu
New Zealand’s climate prevented the Polynesian ancestors of Māori from growing their usual plants for making fabric. Instead they developed a rich culture of weaving, largely based on flax. They produced beautiful objects ranging from the practical (food baskets and floor mats) to the ...
Medium: muka (New Zealand flax fibre), natural dyes. Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches (excl. handles). Natural dyes: Tānekaha bark (brown), Raurēkau bark (yellow) "The pattern intricately depicts the subtle ripples—aramoana of the Pacific Ocean. Kete Tāniko makes reference to the processes used to form this delicate basket.
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Maori mama, New Zealand. This is how my grandmother carried my mother. My mother remembers riding on her mothers back while her younger sister rode on the front. I am a babywearer like my grandmother was before me...
Kaitaka (with Angora goat hair elements) | Collections Online
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The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand
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