Mokomokai - Wikipedia

Mokomokai are the preserved heads of Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, where the faces have been decorated by tā moko tattooing. They became valuable trade items during the Musket Wars of the early 19th century.…

Ta Moko - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Ta Moko” means tattoo art in Maori. Often these tattoos covered the whole face and were a symbol of rank, social status, power and prestige for the Maori people. Ta Moko is a visual language which connects the person who has it to his “whakapapa”. Whakapapa is the family, it’s the genealogical tree, so there is nothing which links religion to Ta Moko.…

Māori culture - Wikipedia

Māori culture (Māori: Māoritanga) involves the customs, cultural practices, and beliefs of the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand.It originated from, and is still part of, Eastern Polynesian culture. Māori culture also forms a distinctive part of New Zealand culture and, due to a large diaspora and the incorporation of Māori motifs into popular culture, is found throughout the world.…

Tattoo - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A tattoo is a mark made by putting ink into the skin.Tattoos may be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification (a way of changing the body), but tattoos on animals are most often used for identification. People sometimes get tattoos to show that they belong to a gang or culture group.. People get tattoos in tattoo parlors.…

Māori - Wikipedia

HMS Maori (1909), a Royal Navy Tribal-class destroyer, sunk in 1915 HMS Maori (F24) , a Royal Navy Tribal-class destroyer, launched 1936 and sunk 1942 TEV Maori III , a Union Steam Ship Company inter-island ferry, 1952–74…

History of tattooing - Wikipedia

Ancient and traditional practices. Preserved tattoos on ancient mummified human remains reveal that tattooing has been practiced throughout the world for many centuries. In 2015, scientific re-assessment of the age of the two oldest known tattooed mummies identified Ötzi as the oldest example then known. This body, with 61 tattoos, was found embedded in glacial ice in the Alps, and was dated ...…

Māori people - Wikipedia

The Māori (/ ˈ m aʊ r i / ; Māori pronunciation:  [ˈmaːɔɾi] (listen)) are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of waka (canoe) voyages somewhere between 1320 and 1350.Australia: 142,107 (2016 census)…