Evidence of shame at being observed while naked is shown in several legends. I,; Wilson Nga Moteatea. This greatly enhanced the prestige of the victorious chief. A girl might be told: Although men and women shared equally in the performance of a small number of occupations they confined most of their activities to separate, complementary economic spheres.
Tribal Maori Naked Girls Front View
The sexual division of work was based on tapu as well as on principles of the excitement and strength involved.
Anklets and bracelets, worn infrequently, were made of taniko -bands, or of shells; Best remarked upon having occasionally seen women with tattooed bands around ankles and wrists. Maori Religion and Mythology. This she would either do by leaping over a convenient precipice, or by pining away. Descriptions of birth ceremonies refer, for the most part, to male children, and the extent to which such proceedings applied to female infants is somewhat indefinite.