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    Photograph (black and white); from an album, containing images of Maori people; a Maori woman; wearing a korowai (tag cloak); and a huia feather in her hair; New Zealand.

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  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28.6 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 21 centimetres (mount)
    • Height: 19.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 14.4 centimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        A Typical Maori Beauty, N.Z.
        Denton Photo.
      • Inscription Comment

        photochemically inscribed
  • Curator's comments

    This photograph is from an album of 19 images, containing images of Maori people.The korowai cloak appears to be of the karure type, the term 'karure' being taken from the curly, three-ply rolled tags.
    See p.102, Pendergrast, M., 1987. Te aho tapu: The sacred thread. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed Methuen.


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    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Photograph (black and white) from an album; a Maori woman; wearing a korowai cloak, and a huia feather in her hair; New Zealand;

Photograph (black and white) from an album; a Maori woman; wearing a korowai cloak, and a huia feather in her hair; New Zealand; Photogravure

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