Bronwyn Waipuka-Callendar (of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou and Rangitāne) portrayed the highborn Rangitāne woman Te Aitū o Te Rangi with the white-tipped tail feathers of the huia in her hair. The now-extinct huia had 12 black tail feathers tipped with white. These feathers were prized above all others as head adornments, and signified chiefly status.
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Artwork by Bronwyn Waipuka
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