Oceania

Josiah Martin (1843-1916)

Portrait of two women with cloaks and clubs

Maori, New Zealand, Polynesia
Late 19th century
Vintage gelatin silver print
Signed print (incision) near the lower right corner

Height: 6 ¾ in.
Width: 6 in.
(unframed)

Price : sold

Polynesia – New Zealand
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The woman sitting on the right side of the image is probably Ngapera Puna, also known as Nga Pera Te Kawana (Puna).
They both wear korowai cloaks and have moko tattoos on their faces. A taiaha club can be seen in the background.