Tā Moko, Traditional Māori Face Tattoo, New Zealand/ The rituals, beliefs, and the world view of Māori society were ultimately based on an elaborate mythology that had been inherited from a Polynesian homeland and adapted and developed in the new setting
Maori Moko Temporary Tattoo - Black Pearl Designs
From the Land of the Long White Cloud - Aotearoa, this temporary tattoo is inspired by the tā moko of Maori culture. In ancient times before European influence, the Maori tattooed their skin using an uhi (chisel). This left the skin with grooves. Later, as more influence from outside of New Zealand came, the tattooing
Tiki are fertility symbols and still today my adaptations might be seen to represent the fertility of the ethnic mix here in Aotearoa and in deed the whole of humanity so here I mix one the World’s love of the Mexican Muerto styles for the dead....
Abstract Sea Turtle aumakua print by HollyvisionArt on Etsy - Stylehive
To the Hawaiians, an aumakua is a protective, ancestral guardian spirit, in the form of an animal.Abstract Sea Turtle aumakua is a beautiful 8"x10.5" ...
How To Draw Ta Moko Design, Mangopare, Step by Step, Drawing Guide, by Calver171
Kia ora, Hello, this is my first tutorial. I was looking through some of the tutorials and noticed that there were some Ta moko or Maori designs that
In Maori culture, tattoo, which is called Ta Moko (The Moko), is similar to an identity card. For men, the Moko showed their rank, their status and their ferocity, or virility. The wearer's position of power and authority could be instantly recognized in his Moko. Certain other outward signs, combined with a particular Moko, could instantly define the "identity card" of a person. For example, a chief with Moko and at the same time wearing a dog cloak could be identified as a person of…