The Ducal Haka, Rotorua. New Zealand 1913.

Poi dance, Maori, Māori warriors, piu-pius, battle, New Zealand, Tribal

The Ducal Haka, Rotorua. New Zealand 1913

The Ducal Haka, Rotoroa Island. New Zealand 1913.

Māori warriors wearing piu-pius of flax, and equipped as for battle performing the Poi dance, stick games and the “haka” war dance. One section wearing alternately red and white dresses, and another wearing hukareres, or blouses, of snowy-white blue sashes and piu-pius round the waist.

Source: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.




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