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In April 1997, Hans Neleman was introduced to moko, the striking facial tattoo of the Māori and was permitted to capture and present images of this sacred art. This text presents a collection of portraits, a testament to Māori heritage and culture.
This is the result of four years of intensive collaboration between Patricia Steur and Gordon Toi Hatfield. The resulting photographs uncover the soul of Ta Moko.
How moko first became known to Europeans; men's moko; women's moko; moko processes and tapu; patterns and designs and more.
An illustrated account of traditional Māori tattoo art.
On the background and history of ta moko, covering chisel tattooing, needle tattooing, patterns and conventions and more.
A collection of colour reproductions of portraits of Māori women dignitaries, all bearing the moko, or facial tattoo.
Colour photographs illustrate a wide range of tattoos, from full face moko and Samoan tattoo to modern fantasy images. The work stems from eighteen months of visits to tattoo artists, and conventions throughout New Zealand.
Tattooing around the world, the importance of tattoo (including who was tattooed ; tattoo as decoration ; tattoo as protest), the place of tattoo in Māori society and changing fashions in Māori tattoo.
A fascinating look at the skills Māori developed to adapt to the different climate and environment of their new home. The topics range from clothing, personal ornamentation to artwork and buildings.
Describes and illustrates the differences, subtle and profound, between the carving styles of the tribes, and examines the work of each tribal group in depth.
This book is an illustrated guide to the visual arts of the Māori as they lived from about the time of Captain Cook's landing on New Zealand shores in 1769, until about 1900.
Through the work of 20 of New Zealand's best tattoo artists and photography, this book presents some of the best examples of tattoo art in New Zealand, including traditional Māori and Polynesian designs.
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