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.
Māori Chieftan holding a Mere (Patu or Short club), New Zealand (Polynesia), n.d.
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An unidentified Maori man with a moko (facial tattoo)
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... maui