Three quarter length portrait of Whakaekea-a-Ngatai Rakaunui (Mrs Whiro Ratahi). She is standing slightly sideways. Her left arm is resting around the front of her waist. She is wearing a korowai with dark coloured muka tassels that covers her right shoulder. Her left shoulder is bare. She has a huia feather in her dark hair. A pounamu pendant hangs from her neck with white ribbon. She has a large ring on her wedding finger. Background is blurred.