Tattooed Maori 1913, New Zealand. From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.
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Women of the Bantu society Ovambo, Namibia Afrika.
Ornamental tattooing from Africa, Borneo, Caroline Island, New Zealand and Japan. 1 African woman. 2 Chief Hirtin Paevata from New Zealand. 3 King Tauhiao 1825-1894 (King Tawhiao leader of the Waikato tribes,… Read More
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Bishari Warrior of the Beja tribe with shield and spear. Sudan Red Sea. Guerrier Bicharis, 1895.
Warriors of the Ababdeh with spears. Guerriers Ababdeh. Nomadic tribe of the Bedouins.
Kishkalwa is nominally and legally the head chief of the Shawnee nation.
Zulu peoples 19thc.. The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa.