Maori woman. The permanent blue stain on a Maori woman’s tattooed mouth symbolized female beauty among her people in New Zealand. The personal facial tattoo, or moko, communicated her lineage, social position, and marriage eligibility. Photograph from Iles Photo/submitted by Chas J. Glidden, circa 1919
Mrs J A Jury and two other women, who are possibly kin to Mrs jury in some way; the women have combed their long hair out, are wearing traditional Maori kiwi cloaks and tiki (greenstone ornaments), and holding traditional weapons. Taken by Frank J Denton in 1908.