Hotuariki & Rangitoia Shaking Hands

Ingoa/Name:  Unconfirmed - Hotuariki & Rangitoia

Kaiwhakaahua/Photographer: Elizabeth Pulman

Other Kaitiaki of these Rangatira:

 

EXOTICISM AT WORK

While this photograph is named, "Hotuariki & Rangitoia Shaking Hands", it is reductive to compare the Pākehā handshake to the Māori hongi, which formalizes sharing breath between two people, and an acknowledgement of our shared life force.

See "Tita Wirum" for more information about Elizabeth Pulman and the legacy of her work within photography in Aotearoa.