Tangihanga – death customs

... on other tribes. A dead person’s body was smeared with red ochre and oil and put in a sitting position with the chin resting on the knees. ...

Part of story: Tangihanga – death customs

Ngāti Maniapoto

... to bite the crown of his head, which was painted with red ochre. Maniapoto’s red lips were a clear sign that he was the chosen chief. ...

Part of story: Ngāti Maniapoto

Oneone – soils

... ash were spread on the soil as fertiliser. Using clay Red ochre, found in clay, was baked in a fire and mixed with shark oil. It was ...

Part of story: Oneone – soils

Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

... dressed by someone of even higher status. Decorative combs, ochre (red clay) and oils extracted from plants and animals were used to dress hair. ...

Part of story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

Mining, quarrying and energy

... 1913 the mine flooded and it was never again profitable. Ochre and iron Māori used ochre deposits at Onekakā and Parapara to ... to 1906, the New Zealand Haematite Paint Company produced red, yellow and orange pigments from ochre. The company’s paint was used on ...

Part of story: Nelson region

Uses of soil

... the background. ... It was all wrong.’ 3 Using clay Red ochre, found in clay, was smeared on people’s faces and bodies as a sign of ...

Part of story: Oneone – soils

Hairstyles

... . Hairdressing items Māori used combs, oils and ochre (a red pigment extracted from clay) to dress their hair. Combs were made from ...

Part of story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

The ancestor Maniapoto

... to bite the crown of his head, which he had anointed with red ochre. This act signified the passing of Rereahu’s chiefly mana to Maniapoto. ...

Part of story: Ngāti Maniapoto

Other uses for stone

... were used for crushing kōkōwai, a naturally occurring red or yellow iron oxide. The powder was used in body painting and on carvings, and stored in pumice pots. Red kōkōwai or ochre is still used on carvings. For entertainment, children and adults used ...

Part of story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Adorning the head

... important part of dress. In addition to the use of oils or ochre, adornments included ephemeral feathers, flowers and leaves. Bone, stone ... in headdresses Hair adornments included the elegant, long red streamer-like tail feathers of the amokura (red-tailed tropic bird). Other ...

Part of story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

Patupaiarehe and ponaturi

... Physical features Patupaiarehe had light skin, and red or fair hair. Historian James Cowan was told that ‘they were a lighter ... described their skin as white, albino or the colour of red ochre. Their eye colour varied from light blue to black. There is still debate ...

Part of story: Patupaiarehe

Ngā pueru – prestige garments

... wool and pokinikini (dried, and rolled flax tubes). Two red kākā feathers were discovered amongst the kākāpō. Pauku or pukupuku ... black-dyed muka. Some korowai were dyed with kōkōwai (red ochre), which was also smeared on the body and hair. The korowai became popular ...

Part of story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

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