Samoan Girl - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Samoan Girl

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

By: Unknown

Date: circa 1900

Description: View of a woman standing holding her hands in front of her - she maybe a taupou (the daughter of a chief). She has a selu tuiga (headcomb) and flowers in her long, clipped-up hair. This woman is wearing a shiny satin bodice with lace trim, flowers on each shoulder and three white buttons visible. She also wears a skirt of 'ie toga (fine matting), a titi (overskirt) and a sparkly choker.

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Category: Images

Subject: Women, Indigenous peoples, Feathers, Photography Collection