A Maori warrior with a ta moko (facial tattoo) performs a war haka (dance), Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand | Blaine Harrington III
A Maori warrior with a ta moko (facial tattoo) performs a war haka (dance), Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand
Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois
Creator: Professional Speaker Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois, wearing his manifesto on his face – a Ta Moko or traditional facial decoration of the New Zealand Maori. Purpose: A public declaration of his dedication to his identity as an indigenous Maori of New Zealand. Manifesto Source Website: http://ngahibidois.com/ Ta Moko: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%81_moko
Artgazing - 52 Weeks of Art & Wine
Am I on a roll lately, or what? February is making up for my lack of posting in January, that's for sure. At work, we were planning an ad for a local magazine, and were trying to find pieces in the museum's collection to emphasize. One of my favorite options was this one, a Hei Tiki pendant from New Zealand, created by the Maori peoples. It is the most brilliant green (I'd describe it as a cloudy emerald color), and its eyes are made of haliotis (abalone) shell, which really shines. In New…
Papua New Guinea's tribes and traditions
From the bizarre headpieces of the 'Wigmen', to the intricate facial tattoos of the Jebo clan, Papua New Guinea is home to the world's most fascinating group of tribes.