Large matau-fishing hook, a composite fish hook of gigantic proportions fashioned from a native hardwood sapling. a robust length of cord (aho) is attached to the top. the small barb is fasioned from a mammal's tooth and has two serrated points to each side. It has been attached to the shank with muka (flax fibre) cord Hardwood bone plant fibre. New Zealand Maori
New Zealand | "Tenakeo" Maori woman with long hair worn loose, chin moko, flax cloak and huia feather in her hair. ca. 1904 - 1914 | Scanned postcard image; artist unknown. From the postcard album collected by the Bowater family.
11. Māori– New Zealand The Maoris can be traced back to ancient Polynesia, but the separation has turned them into a distinctly different culture. The early Maori people hunted the great Moa birds (now extinct) and developed their own traditions, including tribal tattoos and the famous ‘Haka’ – a dance meant to intimidate their rivals.