kokowai

kokowai

(ˈkɒkɒˌwɑːhiː)
n
(Crafts) NZ a type of clay used in decoration because of its red colour
[Māori]
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Red kokowai and suddenly the room fills with the movement of the sea, forests and tupuna sighing and whirling slowly above us.
To finish, a fine layer of ochre powder, kokowai, was placed on the face, hair, and body.
Childs CW, Wells N, Downes CJ (1986) Kokowai springs, Mount Egmont, New Zealand: chemistry and mineralogy of the ochre (ferrihydrite) deposit and analysis of the waters.