Ta Moko

Admin August 13, 2020

Ta Moko. Most of the written records describing Maori facial tattoos date back only to. Ta Moko was worn by both men and women.

Maori man with ta moko facial tatoo, Manurewa Sunday ...
Maori man with ta moko facial tatoo, Manurewa Sunday ... (Francis Perry)
It was applied to the face and buttocks of men, and to the chin, lips and shoulders of women. Ta moko is the Maori customary form of a tattooing tradition that extends back thousands of years, and it is still an extremely visible component of contemporary New Zealand culture. So before too claim to have Ta Moko, think of what it meant to the Maoris and what they had to go through to get it.

A woman tā moko artist, Paitangi Ostick, featured on Waka Huia.

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting), Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Tā moko represents the wearer's family heritage and social status—it is believed that the receiver visits a spiritual realm where they encounter their ancestors, returning as a new person. Whitmore says that the facial Moko for males is traditionally divided into eight sections Ta Moko, the bodily artform of the indigenous Maori of New Zealand. Download Ta moko stock photos at the best stock photography agency with millions of premium high quality, royalty-free stock photos, images and pictures at reasonable prices.

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