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Māori Portraits on shower curtains offensive

23 June 2016

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Fine Art America came under fire for selling products that use historic depictions of Māori. The use by an online American store of historic images of Māori leaders on shower curtains has been slammed as an appalling case of cultural misappropriation.

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Keywords: cultural appropriation, characteristics of technological outcomes, māori

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