bodies: coultures, tribes, beliefs, religions.

Collection by Rhus

viliere: “ Portrait of a Maori woman, 1890 ”

Victorianus Rex

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Maori face and body tattoos called Moko describe families and ...

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.

Beautiful Maori lady with ta moko

Beautiful Maori lady with ta moko

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Maori woman | Collections Online

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Portrait of a Maori Chief by G. Pullman, 19th century. Albumen

Culture, Language, Art and Tattoo

Maori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Contemporary Maori culture has been shaped by the traditions of its rich cultural heritage.

Mrs Rabone, 1871. American Photographic Company (Auckland, NZ)-beautiful Maori woman(Anika Moa looks like her)


visual-renascence: Mrs Rabone, 1871. American...

Maori women wearing Kahu huruhuru (feather cloaks) and korowai (tag cloaks), seated outside Te Whai-a-te-Motu meeting house at Mataatua. The woman holding the patu is the wife of Te Whenuanui II.

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Len Cutten, Artist.: MAORI WOMEN, 1970s.


Guide Googoo. Painted in the early 1970's from a photograph taken about 1955-56 during a family holiday in Rotorua. Euan Ross-Tayl...


Photographic Print: Maori Man with Facial 'te Moko' Tattoo, 1860 by G. W. Bishop : 24x16in

Photographic Print: Maori Man with Facial 'te Moko' Tattoo, 1860 by G. W. Bishop : 24x16in

size: 24x16in Photographic Print: Maori Man with Facial 'te Moko' Tattoo, 1860 by G. W. Bishop : Cuisine

Maori Wahine

Maori Wahine

Unidentified Maori woman, wrapped in a plaid blanket/shawl, photographed by William James Harding of Wanganui between 1856 to 1889. She wears a shark? tooth ear adornment, and rings on one of her fingers. She has facial moko.

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Wild Kingdom: Maori Tribe

Maori Tribe

The Maori people are the indigenous tribe from New Zealand they have a very distinct culture with their own language, recognisable art, tattoos and mythology due to the separation from the rest of the world. Around 1280 AD they came to New Zealand from eastern Polynesia. Maori Warrior Maori Warriors are acclaimed for the brutal and barbaric nature, they go down as one of ferocious warriors that have lived. Warriors would be subjected into wars over land and pride, throughout Maori history…

Tai Huia, one of King Tāwhiao's daughters and a Maori princess, in a portrait taken circa 1880

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Beautiful portraits of the Māori art of tā moko.

Old Maori chief, with face tattoos

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Old Maori chief, with face tattoos