Tino Glam, Shona Tawhiao (Maori)

Tino Glam, Shona Tawhiao (Maori) “ Tino Glam won the Premier Award and the Obviously Organic category at the 2007 Villa Maria Cult-Couture competition.

Maori dancer, Rotorua

World Ethnic & Cultural Beauties, Maori dancer, Rotorua.

New Zealand | "Meri Tupe Otu". ca 1863 - 1875 | © E. S Richards / Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

mister-nobody: “les-sources-du-nil: Edward Smallwood Richards Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, taken, probably in the late Moriori, Inhabitant of the Chatham Islands ” —.

Moko Kauae (kawai); marks the accomplishment of the individual being tattooed within his/her personal growth. It signifies growth, maturity and successfully coming out of a liminal period.The moko kauae is representative of mana & bearers of this particular type of moko are known by the community for their positive contributions to the development & well-being of the tribe. It is also a signifier of belonging & of Maori identity and pride.

Moko Kauae (kawai); marks the accomplishment of the individual being tattooed within his/her personal growth. It signifies growth, maturity and successfully coming out of a liminal period.The moko kauae is representative of mana & bearers of this particular type of moko are known by the community for their positive contributions to the development & well-being of the tribe. It is also a signifier of belonging & of Maori identity and pride.

Professor Te Awekotuku, author - Mau Moko

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku - Maori tatau - "It is about beauty, and desire, about identity and belonging. It is about us, the Maori people".

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