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Maori Tattooing (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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This classic of ethnography was assembled in the19th century by an astute observer and skilled illustrator who first encountered the Maori art during his military service in New Zealand. Maori tattooing (moko) consists of a complex design of marks, made in ink and incised into the skin, that communicate the bearer’s genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This well-illustrated volume relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women’s moko, patterns and designs, moko in legend and song, and the practice of mokomokai: the preservation of the heads of Maori ancestors. Unabridged republication of the classic 1896 edition. 180 black-and-white illustrations.

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This classic of ethnography describes Maori tattooing (moko), which communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. Features 180 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486430928
Author:
Robley, H G
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Robley, H. G.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Maori (new zealand people)
Subject:
Art, Maori.
Subject:
Maori
Subject:
Tribal tattoos
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.
Subject:
Body Art & Tattooing
Subject:
Tattooing - New Zealand - Themes, motives
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Series Volume:
SPN2001-01
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
181 ills.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
1400x1800

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This classic of ethnography describes Maori tattooing (moko), which communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. Features 180 black-and-white illustrations.
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