Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women

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Paperback: $40.00
ISBN-13: 9780947506773
Published: September 2020

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100 pages | 40 color, 40 b&w
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  • About the Book
  • Te Kuia Moko is a taonga recording 34 Māori women, all bearing moko kauae (chin tattoos). First published in 1980 as The Blue Privilege, this new printing evidences the book’s ongoing importance as a record of moko art. Biographies of the women are printed substantially as they spoke them, supplemented by essays by Merimeri Penfold and D.R. Simmons. The records are accompanied by black-and-white sketches of the kuia’s moko — complementing the beautiful, full colour paintings.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Harry Sangl, Author