The early historian and ethnologist Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikāheke drew this puhoro tattoo pattern in about 1850, while working as a cultural adviser to Governor George Grey. The puhoro is tattooed on the thighs.
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Reference: GNZMMS 89
Artwork by Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikaheke
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