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c.1880s, Mere Nako of Te Atiawa tribe, a 'kuia' (Maori female elder) who lived in Motueka, near Nelson on the north end of the South Island, New Zealand // she is wearing a 'hei-tiki,' a traditional Maori pendant usually made out of pounamu (greenstone)

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