TA MOKO
Art of Maori Tattoo
Ta Moko
the art of Maori tattooing
original oil painting
by
Peter Jean Caley

Size Framed: 33 inches by 39 inches
Ta Moko        Code 111
Available in
Gi Clee A2 (16”x24” – 420mm x 595mm)
A3 (12”x 16” – 297mm x 420mm)
A4 (8”x 12” – 210mm x 297mm)
Laser prints
A3 (12”x 16” – 297mm x 420mm)
A4 (8”x 12” – 210mm x 297mm)
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Moko (tattoo) was a highly skilled trade and the artists were treated
with the utmost respect.  The application was performed with a light
tapping. Chisels were made from Rapo or wood with blades of bone,
Paua shell, sharks teeth and  virtually anything that could be fashioned
into a cutting tool. Permanent dyes were made from burnt ash, plants
and a special worm. It was protocol not to have any clothing and the
tattooed person was fed with a stick (like a fork) for many weeks until
the wounds healed. The Moko describes their ancestry, skills,deeds,
ranking, tribe and more.
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