Author(s): David Simmons
This fascinating study of moko whakairo, the art of Maori tattoo, uses over one hundred photographs in colour and black and white to illustrate the many layers of meaning of this traditional art. It explains who was entitled to wear moko and why, explores the traditions surrounding the process and examines the designs in detail. Changing fashions in moko, body tattoo and the tattooing of women are other aspects discussed in this straightforward account.
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