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Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as they were never duplicated) and signified a young man’s transition from childhood to manhood. As well as representing rank and status these marks also had significant meaning to the wearer, symbolically connecting them to their ancestors and lineage.

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midnight-gallery: “ Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as.

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words. Possibly Hokapa, the chief of Papaioia Pa.

Artwork by R. Terry Malone

Artwork by R. Terry Malone

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EMBODIED SYMBOLS OF THE SOUTH SEAS: TATTOO IN POLYNESIA

Ta Moko is the tradtional facial tattooing of the Maori people of New Zealand: "It's like turning your soul inside out for everyone to see and it keeps you humble. You don't need to talk about yourself so much because it is there for people to see.

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midnight-gallery: “ Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as.

Maori Moko | Kuia | MOKO MAORI TA MOKO

Unidentified kuia (elderly Maori woman) with a moko on her chin and lips. She wears a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), a pendant (probably made of greenstone), and feathers in her hair. This image was taken circa by an unidentified photographer.

Tribal chief, Maori, ca. 1900

Stock Photo - Historic photo, tattooed tribal chief, Maori, ca.

Hongi Hika

Hongi Hika

Maori Moko | Maori with facial moko by Chris Rainier

Maori with facial moko by Photographer Chris Rainier - Ancient Marks on photokunst

- Maori Chief 1906 Denton card to england Card

- Maori Chief 1906 Denton card to england Card

渦紋:顔面文身

渦紋:顔面文身

Maori Chief, New Zealand

New Zealand: Maori Chief displaying traditional Ta moko facial and body markings

Tattoos Image gallery M – P – Ethnic Jewels Magazine

Ta Moko – New Zealand by Sarah Corbett

trk7 Mikaara Kirkwood  Zach Vickers by David K Shields for Te Rongo Kirkwood

Mikaara Kirkwood & Zach Vickers by David K Shields for Te Rongo Kirkwood

Mikaara Kirkwood for Te Rongo Kirkwood. Photographer: David K. Bethell’s Dunes, NZ.

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MAORI: Portrait of a Maori man with Tā moko on his face. Bold, swirling patterns, as is traditional.

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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.

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