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Orine Gilles Maori Wahine  styled by Melaina Newport-Karaitiana photography by Rakai Karaitiana @ aroha and friends

Orine Gilles Maori Wahine styled by Melaina Newport-Karaitiana photography by Rakai Karaitiana @ aroha and friends

Tattoed Maori woman wearing traditional garb – a cloak made of kiwi feathers.

back-then: “ Unidentified Maori woman holding a patu. Source: National Library of New Zealand ”

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

For Maori women, Ta Moko(the markings on the chin) represents achievement, adulthood and aristocracy

Unidentified young Maori woman

Maori woman photographed by Frank J Denton, circa 6 April probably in the Wanganui region. She is wrapped in a taniko bordered cape, and has a white tipped feather in her hair. She holds a tewhatewha (Maori fighting staff).

Beautiful Maori Women

Photograph (black and white); young Maori women with moko (facial tattoo); wearing a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), a huia feather in her hair, and a hei tiki (neck pendant); Rotorua, New Zealand.

New Zealand | "Tenakeo"  Maori woman with long hair worn loose, chin moko, flax cloak and huia feather in her hair. ca. 1904 - 1914 | Scanned postcard image; artist unknown.  From the postcard album collected by the Bowater family.

Shows a head and shoulders portrait of a Maori women with long hair worn loose, chin moko, flax cloak and huia feather in her hair.

Unidentified Maori woman, circa 1910. She wears feathers in her hair and ear adornments made of ribbon. She has a facial moko and is wrapped in a korowai (Maori tag cloak). Photograph taken in the Wanganui region, by Frank J Denton.

Unidentified Maori woman, circa She wears feathers in her hair and ear adornments made of ribbon. She has a facial moko and is wrapped in a korowai (Maori tag cloak). Photograph taken in the Wanganui region, by Frank J Denton.