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Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

Portrait of Pikau Teimana of Putaruru, wearing a piupiu and with the words "Aohau Taute" tattooed on her right arm, taken ca 1910 by an unknown photographer. She wears two huia feathers in her hair, and two pendants in the shape of fish around her neck.

Maori face and body tattoos called Moko describe families and ...

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

New Zealand | Head and shoulders portrait of Maori man, Pekama Titara; wearing a white feather in his hair, kaitaka (finely woven flax cloak); with facial moko (tattoo) | Late 19th century | Photographed by Pulman

George Pulman New Zealand. Head and shoulders portrait of Maori man, Pekama Titara; wearing a white feather in his hair, kaitaka (finely woven flax cloak); with facial moko (tattoo).

Tomika Te Mutu, from Bay of Plenty, oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer (c1880)

Tomika Te Mutu, chief of the Ngaiterangi tribe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Maori girl; wearing neck tie and woven cloak with Taniko borders; New Zealand.

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Maori girl; wearing neck tie and woven cloak with Taniko borders; New Zealand.

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. 1870s // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

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