30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

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By the end of the XIX century the art of Maori tattoo has almost disappeared due to the spread in New Zealand bounty hunting, but later the tradition was revived. These portraits of māori women made in the early XX century.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

A traditional Maori tattoo – Maori Moko – has a long history and has a sacred value for the indigenous new Zealanders.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

Stuffed it with a special tool "soup", which, together with the pattern left on the skin scars.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

Tattoo Maori called TA Moko or Moko.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

Women often apply it on the chin, sometimes on the hips and waist, while men covered with tattoos all over the face.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

The figure symbolized the social status of the individual in society.

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

Women's Moko on the chin was considered a physical manifestation of their true nature

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

30 incredible portraits of Maori women with traditional tattoos

Keywords: Women | Maori | Tattoo | Tradition

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