The Maori culture in New Zealand embraces facial tattoos on many of its men and women. They are called moko and are a sacred beauty ritual.
Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.
Mihi Kōtukutuku- Colonisation (of New Zealand): Māori women traditionally had a say in the affairs of the tribe, and could inherit land. However, European settlers often preferred to deal with men. Only 13 women signed the Treaty of Waitangi. Māori women continued to fight for land rights, and for the vote for women...