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New Zealand Maori Girl

New Zealand Maori Girl
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Stock #: 151693
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
This photograph of a Maori girl dressed in the traditional costume of her race, shows many interesting features. The white tipped huia feather in her hair denotes high rank: the greenstone tiki worn round the neck is a prized heirloom. In by-gone days the hard jade-like stone took many years to carve and polish. Her bodiee shows the colourful taniko weaving a distinctive maori art. The skirt or "piu piu" is made of native flax.

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