Mary Mahau, a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district | National Library of New Zealand
Carte de visite portrait of Mary Mahau, a Maori woman from the Hawkes Bay district, taken between 1880 and 1900 by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Dated...
How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words
Striking images, taken by New Zealand's first ever photographer, Elizabeth Pulman, depict the way of life of the Maori, including their unique method of tattooing the face called ta moko, shown.
photographic print (black and white); album | British Museum
New Zealand | Head and shoulders portrait of Maori man, Pekama Titara; wearing a white feather in his hair, kaitaka (finely woven flax cloak); with facial moko (tattoo) | Late 19th century | Photographed by Pulman
photographic print (colour) | British Museum
New Zealand | Portrait of Atama Paparangi based on the photograph “Atama, a Rangi (chief) of the Arawa Maori, ca. 1920, showing traditional moko (facial tattooing) and skin carving” Seen here wearing hei tiki (neck pendant), shark tooth ear ornament, huia feathers in his hair, and a korowai (tag cloak). | Late 19th century
Maori man from Hawkes Bay
From Alexander Turnbull Library: Carte de visite portrait of Maori man from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Date assigned on the basis that Carnell used the wet collodion process early in his career. The man's moko has been highlighted with greasepaint. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Wet collodion glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches
DNA in ancient Maori cloaks - Artful Science
There’s a cool story by Ewen Callaway up at the Nature news site about researchers who went searching for DNA among the plumes of Maori feather cloaks. These cloaks were apparently the height of Maori fashion in the 19th century. And, as Callaway writes, “when New Zealand’s Maori tribes went into battle, combatants enveloped in kiwi feather cloaks were …