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Traditional Maori costume in New Zealand

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:57 pm
by Violet
I’m fond of folk clothing around the world, especially costumes of faraway countries like Australia, New Zealand, India, etc.
I’ve found out that the most widespread folk costume in New Zealand is Maori national costume. Men wear a flax skirt (it is made of a flax grass that grows in Australia and nearby), sometimes a cloak, and a moko (face tattoos). Women wear a flax skirt, too, a woolen top (woven in red, white, and black colors), and some jewelery.
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