Moriori used flax and sealskin to make clothing. This Moriori group is partly dressed in traditional clothing. Te Rōpiha (left) is wearing a flax mat under a European shawl. His wife, Uaroa, is wearing a European blanket. Te Teira has a kura, a parakeet-feather head ornament, albatross down in his beard and a flax rain cape. Pūmipi wears a woven flax mat and has albatross tufts in his beard.
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Photograph by Alfred Martin
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