Barnet Burns. Digital Ink Jet print.
All works printed by the artist on A3+ Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and K3 Archival Inks. Each print is personally signed by Lester.Dimensions,
Small: 330mm x 240mm, Medium: 485mm x 330mm, Large: 600mm x 420mm
Delivery Time: Approx. 7 days within New Zealand
Barnet Burns(c November 1805 - 26 December 1860) was an English sailor who became one of the first Europeans to live as a Pākehā Māori and to receive the full Māori facial tattoo. Pākehā Māori is a term used to describe early European settlers who lived among the Māori. Some were kept as slaves, many being runaway seamen or escaped convicts. Some achieved a degree of prestige among Māori and fought in battle with their adopted tribe in the New Zealand land wars, sometimes against European soldiers. Burns returned to Europe in 1835 and where he described the customs of the Māori, performed the haka, exhibited his Māori tattoos and recounted his adventures in New Zealand