photographic print(black and white);
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Photograph (black and white); from an album; portrait of Maori woman with facial moko (tattoo); seated in front of house, holding pipe, wearing western-style dress and blanket; Whakarewarewa, New Zealand.
- Production date
- 1905 (circa)
Height: 18.30 centimetres (image)
Height: 27 centimetres (mount)
Width: 23.50 centimetres (image)
Width: 32.60 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
The phrase Kapai Te Torori means puffing up a storm. Torori is also the word for Maori tobacco. This photograph is from an album of 13 images containing images by Thomas Pringle of Maori people.
Related images: Images of the same woman in the book: Main, William; 1976; "Maori in Focus"; New Zealand: Millwood Press; pp. 108 - 109.
A print of the same image can be found in the US National Anthropological Archives, registration number: NAA INV 05098500. They list this image as being created by "New Zealand Gov't Tourist & Publicity Dept", with the description: "Aged Woman in Costume and with Pipe Outside Plank House 1900".
- Not on display
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