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Maori Chiefs & Warriors - Designs from the Pacific

Maarten Hesselt van Dinter

Publisher: Mundurucu Publishers

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Maori Chiefs & Warriors describes the life and practices of the Maori people of New Zealand. More than 70 beautiful drawings and photographs illustrate their dress, carvings, tattooing and head-hunting practices. 

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