Maori Tattooing

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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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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486430928
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/29/2003
  • Edition description: Unabridged Republication Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 810,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Moko
Chapter I. How Moko first became known to Europeans 1
Chapter II. Men's Moko 20
Chapter III. Women's Moko 33
Chapter IV. Moko Processes and Tapu 48
Chapter V. Patterns and Designs 64
Chapter VI. Operators or Artists in Moko 98
Chapter VII. Mokoed Europeans and Mokoed Visitors to Europe 102
Chapter VIII. Moko in Legend and Song 114
Chapter IX. Decadence of Moko 121
Part II. Mokomokai
Chapter X. Tradition, History, and Incidents 131
Chapter XI. Methods of Embalming 148
Chapter XII. Traffic in Heads 166
Chapter XIII. Mokoed Heads in Museums and Collections 183
List of some of the Works consulted 209
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