How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words
Striking images, taken by New Zealand's first ever photographer, Elizabeth Pulman, depict the way of life of the Maori, including their unique method of tattooing the face called ta moko, shown.
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midnight-gallery: “ Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as...
Unidentified Maori man and woman seated in the porch of a Hawke's Bay meeting house | National Library of New Zealand
Unidentified Maori man and woman seated in the porch of a Hawke's Bay meeting house, circa 1890s. Both wear kakahu (cloaks). Shows a whariki (flax ...
Foy Brothers (Thames) :Unidentified Maori woman with huia feathers in her hair, Thames district | National Library of New Zealand
The same huia feathers, tiki, patu and cloaks appear in other portraits by the Foy Brothers, and were probably owned by the studio Quantity: 1 b&w...
The Warrior and The Lover, Portrait | Sofia Minson Artist
Original painting SOLD, oil, acrylic, plaited rope and woven flax on wooden board, 788 x 720mm, 2014 Explore the story of the artwork >> Print sizes and editions (limited to 75) Regular museum arch