072hin_maori fashion!?

When a culture become inclusive rather than exclusive, it leads to appreciation, then eventually understanding. The appropriation of culture is a creative activity. Let’s take fashion as a case in point: it’s a long way from the whare traditions of ta moko, piu piu and tukutuku to the contemporary fashion houses of tattoo, skirt and tapestry evident in facial cosmetics Jean-Paul Gaultier, dresses by Shona Tawhiao and smocks of Marni…


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