Moko : Maori tattooing in the 20th century / Michael King ; photographs, Marti Friedlander ; [foreword, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku].
By: King, Michael.
Contributor(s): Friedlander, Marti [photographer.] | Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia [writer of foreword.].Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : David Bateman, Copyright date: ©2008Edition: [New edition].Description: 111 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869539078; 1869539079.Other title: Maori tattooing in the 20th century.Subject(s): Tattooing -- New Zealand | Decoration and ornament, Maori | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Costume and adornment | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Tā moko (Uhi) | Moko kauwae
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|Te Taurawhiri Non-Fiction||Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru Te Taurawhiri||Te Taurawhiri||391.65 KIN||Available|
|Te Taurawhiri Non-Fiction||Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru Te Taurawhiri||Te Taurawhiri||391.65 KIN||Checked out||04/11/2019|
Previous edition published in 1992.
Includes bibliographical references (page 111).
Beginnings -- Background -- Chisel tattooing -- Needle tattooing -- Patterns and conventions -- Why moko? -- Farewells.
Moko - Maori tattooing in the twentieth century is the moving story of a Maori art form that underwent a brief resurgence and then died. It is also the story of the last generation of Maori women who wore the moko. to research this book, historian Michael King travelled thousands of kilometres through the hinterland of New Zealand to find and speak with those who were tattooed, or with people who had first-hand knowledge of the custom. He located over 70 women who had been given the moko in traditional circumstances. All but one are now deceased. Marti Friedlander's photographs illustrate with skill and compassion the moko itself, the women who wore it and the environments in which they lived." -- BOOK JACKET