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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Remembering our ancestors..

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.
Rotorua, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

(The markings under the lips of the woman in this photograph is a type of body art called Ta Moko. These markings symbolize achievement, adulthood, and aristocracy.)