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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.

Maori Chieftain holding a Mere (patu or club) New Zealand (Polynesia), n.d.

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Māori Chieftan holding a Mere (Patu or Short club), New Zealand (Polynesia), n.d.

Group of Maori women including Maggie and Bella Papakura, ca1900s

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2.2 >  The Maori demigod Maui catches a fish, which transforms into the North Island of New Zealand, Te-Ika-a-Maui. © Wilhelm Dittmer, 1866–1909, Te Tohunga. London, Routledge, 1907/
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Emile Rouargue ca 1795-1865: A group of Maori engaging in a cannibal feast beside the sea or lake, with canoe drawn up beside them, and 2 heads on poles.

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Emile Rouargue ca 1795-1865: A group of Maori engaging in a cannibal feast beside the sea or lake, with canoe drawn up beside them, and 2 heads on poles.

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Manuscripts & pictorial collections from the Alexander Turnbull Library.

This photograph of an unidentified Maori man with a moko (facial tattoo) was taken in 1880. Some Christian missionaries disapproved of moko, arguing that they were a heathen practice, so some Maori men let their facial hair grow to cover their tattoos.

Moko and beard

An unidentified Maori man with a moko (facial tattoo)

Maori Weapons | Maori Clubs | Maori war club | sell maori weapon

Maori Weapons | Maori Clubs | Maori war club | sell maori weapon

This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.

A sketch of Maui. I exaggerated the hook a bit. Artistic license. It is, after all, a very important artifact. Corresponding to his legend of fishing up the islands. My brother has made a very heav...

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A sketch of Maui. I exaggerated the hook a bit. Artistic license. It is, after all, a very important artifact. Corresponding to his legend of fishing up... maui