Maori Tattooing

Maori Tattooing

ISBN 13:  9780486430928

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Author  H. G. Robley
Format  Paperback
No. of Pages  240
Brand:  Dover Publications

This classic and definitive reference on Maori body art was assembled in the 19th century by an astute observer and skilled illustrator who first encountered the Maori art during his military service in New Zealand.
Maori tattooing (moko) consists of a complex design of marks, made in ink and incised into the skin, that communicate the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality.

This well-illustrated volume relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, moko in legend and song, and the practice of mokomokai: the preservation of the heads of Maori ancestors. Unabridged republication of the classic 1896 edition. 180 black-and-white illustrations and full original text.

Illustrations: Sketches and original b/w photographs of contemporary tattoos, plus text.
Author: H. G Robley
Size: 154 x 235 mm
Format: Paperback Book

ISBN 13: 9780486430928

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