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  • Hannah Grenade

    Rotorua, New Zealand, Iles Photo, Young Maori women with moko (facial tattoo); wearing a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), a huia feather in her hair, and a hei tiki (neck pendant), 19th century

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    New Zealand, Maori Women Vintage ~ Rotorua, New Zealand. Young Maori woman with moko, wearing a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), a huia feather in her hair, and a hei tiki (neck pendant), 19th century.

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