Incredible portraits of Maori women from the National Library of New Zealand.

Incredible portraits of Maori women from the National Library of 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.

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.

New Zealand, Maori Women Vintage ~ Maori woman.  I wanted to pin this so I just pinned it here.

New Zealand, Maori Women Vintage ~ Maori woman. I wanted to pin this so I just pinned it here.

Hami Te Hau, [between 1870 and 1890] wearing a korowai (tag cloak), photographed probably by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Hami Te Hau, [between 1870 and 1890] wearing a korowai (tag cloak), photographed probably by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Maori woman with moko (facial tattoo) - American Photographic Company (Auckland)

Maori woman with moko (facial tattoo) - American Photographic Company (Auckland)

The Ainu The Ainu are an indigenous people of northern Japan. The remaining descendants live mainly in Hokkaido Sakhalin, the Kurile Islands, and the northeastern part of Honshu Island.Ainu means "Human"

The Ainu The Ainu are an indigenous people of northern Japan. The remaining descendants live mainly in Hokkaido Sakhalin, the Kurile Islands, and the northeastern part of Honshu Island.Ainu means "Human"

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Maori girl; wearing neck tie and woven cloak with Taniko borders; New Zealand.

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Maori girl; wearing neck tie and woven cloak with Taniko borders; New Zealand.

Maori Women chin tattoos symbolize that she has the authority to speak as a leader within the tribe. #polynesian #tattoo

Maori Women chin tattoos symbolize that she has the authority to speak as a leader within the tribe. #polynesian #tattoo

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