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Ta moko : the art of Maori tattoo / D.R. Simmons.

By: Simmons, D. R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Reed Methuen, 1986Description: 183 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0474000443; 9780474000447.Other title: Art of Maori tattoo.Subject(s): Tattooing -- New Zealand | Decorative arts, Maori | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Portraits | Tā moko (Uhi) | Uhi ā Mataora | Tāngata | Kōrero neheDDC classification: 391.6509931
Contents:
List of illustrations -- Introduction -- A brief description of Maori tattooing -- Male tattooing in the late eighteenth century -- Male moko in the first half of the nineteenth century -- Female moko -- Discussion -- Appendix: Te Rangikaheke's manuscript on tattooing.
Summary: The art of Maori tattoo has always been regarded with fascination, but surprisingly this is the first comprehensive book on the subject this century. The author. formerly ethnologist with the Auckland Museum, provides a detail but readable examination if Maori moko in all its aspect - its historical development, tribal variations, design principles and social significance.-- Back cover.
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Erratum slip inserted.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-175) and index.

List of illustrations -- Introduction -- A brief description of Maori tattooing -- Male tattooing in the late eighteenth century -- Male moko in the first half of the nineteenth century -- Female moko -- Discussion -- Appendix: Te Rangikaheke's manuscript on tattooing.

The art of Maori tattoo has always been regarded with fascination, but surprisingly this is the first comprehensive book on the subject this century. The author. formerly ethnologist with the Auckland Museum, provides a detail but readable examination if Maori moko in all its aspect - its historical development, tribal variations, design principles and social significance.-- Back cover.