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Leisa Aumua Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Hāteatea, Kāti Huirapa, Ngāti Hāmoa Photograph Tony Bridge #maoritattoosface

Leisa Aumua Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Hāteatea, Kāti Huirapa, Ngāti Hāmoa Photograph Tony Bridge #maoritattoosface

Maori men tattoo - Google Image Result for http://catherinesherman.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/maori-tamatiwakanene_lindauer-1.jpg

Generation Tattoo

Maori tattoos are part of the culture of the Indigenous people of New Zealand. Maori facial tattoos never cross the midline of the face and were used to instil fear in invaders.

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.

Irini Kemara, by Samuel Carnell, 1888 - Alexander Turnbull Library

vintage everyday: Moko Kauae: 30 Incredible Portraits of Maori Women With Their Tradition Chin Tattoos from the Early Century

The white-haired Maori chief Teroro Tamati...

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

Old painting of a Māori man with a birdskin ornament hanging from one ear

=Tukukino, an old fighting chief of the Ngāti Tamaterā people of the Hauraki district, North Island, New Zealand, circa

Та-моко - татуировки маори (значения, 20 фото и рисунков)

Ihaka Whaanga was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, assessor and military leader of northern Hawke's Bay. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Rakaipaaka iwi. Whaanga died at Mahia on 14 December

Maori Princess by Gottfried Lindauer. Love the cross culture imagery.

Maori Princess by Gottfried Lindauer. Love the cross culture imagery.

American Photo Company (Auckland) fl 1870s : [Unidentified Maori man]

Carte de visite portrait of Maori man taken ca by American Photographic Company of Auckland.

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Goldie's first Maori portrait, Kawhena, Featuring Important, Early & Rare auction 20 November

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