Moko Or Maori Tattooing by Horatio Robley

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.,
  • General,
  • Art

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8545325M
ISBN 101432606506
ISBN 109781432606503

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If someone is looking for a book that documents contmporary moko and not contemporary tattooing by Maori then this may disappoint you.

Moko is not just tattoo and not all tattoo are elevated to that of moko. The moko not only consist of the laying of a design in the skin but also of the relationship of the individual to his or her geneology 4/4(5). 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 summarizes all previous accounts of moko and encompasses many of Robley's own by: This book covers every aspect of Maori tattooing in a precise manner. It Moko Or Maori Tattooing book falls short in that the author believed moko didn't happen much before Cook's arrival because their were no "written" records.

This was/is a culture that can trace its roots back 4 years but we can forgive Robley since the book was first published in /5. The Maori tattoo artist is called the tohunga ta moko which means moko specialist. These tattooists are highly respected, and considered tapu which means inviolable or holy.

Tohunga ta moko were mostly men, but there are a few women who take up the practice. Ta moko - significance of Māori tattoos Ta moko - traditional Māori tattooing, often on the face - is a taonga (treasure) to Māori for which the purpose and applications are sacred.

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Maori subject matter was not thought to be of interest to the New Zealand public at that time, and the author and photographer were relative unknowns - Moko was their first book. To research this book, King and Friedlander travelled thousands of kilometres through the hinterland of New Zealand to find and speak with those who were tattooed, or.

The author examines the history, technique and meaning of ta moko (Maori tattoo) from prehistory to modern times. Date Type. Chapter in Book. Publisher. Auckland Art Gallery; David Bateman. Moko Or Maori Tattooing book Collections. Māori & Psychology Research Unit Papers [] Māori and Indigenous Studies Papers []Cited by: 3.

OCLC Number: Notes: In slipcase. Description: xxi, pages illustrations, portraits 30 cm: Other Titles: Maori tattooing: Responsibility: by Major-General. 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 summarizes all previous accounts of moko Brand: Dover Publications. item 3 Moko: Or Maori Tattooing by Horatio Robley (English) Paperback Book Free Shippin - Moko: Or Maori Tattooing by Horatio Robley (English) Paperback Book Free Shippin.

$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Moko-Maori Tattoo Host Madeleine Brand talks to Dutch photographer, Hans Nelemen about his new book Moko-Maoriis the traditional body and. 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 black-and-white illustrations.

Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century. Author: Michael King; Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Decoration and ornament, Maori Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Moko is written by Michael King, one of New Zealand's most celebrated historians, and photographed by Marti Friedlander, one of the country¿s most eminent photographers.

Chapman and Hall, limited, - Decorative arts, Maori - pages 0 Reviews "A full survey based on the author's observations and subsequent reading"--Bagnall.

Buy Moko; or, Maori tattooing by Robley, Horatio Gordon (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(38). About this Item: Reed Books. Paperback. Condition: Bookplate inside cover. New edition. This fascinating study of moko whakairo, the art of Maori tattoo, uses over one hundred photographs in colour and black and white to illustrate the many layers of meaning of this traditional art.

The subject of Moko, or tattooing, on the face of the Maori woman or wahine, 33 full page plates. Lovely to own. This copy has been signed and inscribed by the author, on the title page The dust wrapper and book are in VG condition the wrapper.

(noun) Māori tattooing designs on the face or body done under traditional protocols. Tika tonu mātou ki te whare hei kākahutanga i ō mātou kahu Māori, e takatū ana mō te haka, tā rawa te kanohi ki te moko (TP 1/12/). / We went straight to the house to change into our Māori costumes, prepare for the performance and apply the moko to our faces.

Ta Moko - The Art of Maori Tattoos The art of moko or Maori tattooing was one of the few features of exter­nal Maori culture to persist from pre ­- European times well into the 20th century. Other forms of traditional dress and personal ornamentation changed radically during the period of social unrest and cultural trauma which accompanied.

The following is an excerpt from the Tattoo History Source Book: The Maori / New Zealand. Major General Horatio Robley was a military man who was also a writer and illustrator. His book, Moko, or Maori Tattooing is the standard reference for Moko or New Zealand Maori Tattooing.

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.

4 Robley collection. 8 Further reading. 9 External links. Main article: Tā moko. Moko facial tattoos. MOKO - MAORI TATTOOS is the breakthrough book that finally introduces photographs of the Maori, and their stunning facial tattooing, called ta moko. To help in the Maori cause, photographer Hans Neleman will donate all of his royalties to benefit a Maori fund.

Ta Moko is the Maori form of a tradition that extends throughout the islands of /5(6). Background. Moko; or Maori Tattooing was published in by Chapman & Hall in London. Written by Horatio Gordon Robley, the text was based on predominantly secondary sources and contained a wealth of drawings made by Robley of these were drawn while he was resident in New Zealand.

Robley came to New Zealand as an officer in the British Army in Tā moko is the permanent marking or "tattoo" as traditionally practised by Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Captain James Cook wrote in The marks in general are spirals drawn with great nicety and even elegance.

One side corresponds with the other. The marks on the body resemble foliage in old chased ornaments, convolutions of filigree work, but in these they have such a. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Moko: the Art and History of Maori Tattooing by H.G.

Robley (Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). MOKO - MAORI TATTOOS is the breakthrough book that finally introduces photographs of the Maori, and their stunning facial tattooing, called ta moko.

To help in the Maori cause, photographer Hans Neleman will donate all of his royalties to benefit a Maori fund. Ta Moko is the Maori form of a tradition that extends throughout the islands of /5. 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 summarizes all previous accounts of moko and encompasses many of Robley's own observations/5(33).

Here are a couple early illustrations of moko: one is H.G. Robley’s own sketch of a Maori man for his book Maori Tattooing; and the other is Robley’s reproduction of a sketch from an earlier book by John White that depicts what that author describes as the ancient moko pattern called “Moko Kuri”.

Traditional Maori Tattoos: Ta Moko. Maori tattoo art is different from traditional tattooing therein sense that the Maori tattoo was carved into the skin with a chisel, rather than punctured. Traditional Maori tattoos are known within the Maori language as ta moko: Ta moko: the words ta moko translate on strike or to tap.

The term refers to the. 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 summarizes all previous accounts of moko /5(55). Mau Moko is probably the most magnificent book ever produced about the moko, from pre-European times to the present day.

It examines the use of tattooing by traditional and contemporary Maori and links it to other aspects of Maori culture. Gender issues are considered along with tattooing techniques both old and new. Free Download book ?book= Moko the Art and History of Maori Tattooing Moko the Art and History of Maori Tattooing.

The People of Maori have been carrying out the tradition of tattooing for centuries. This Maori art is embedded into the culture of the land and is practiced to this day.

Who are the Maori People?Contents1 Who are the Maori People?2 The Maori Markings3 What is the difference?4 What does Ta moko mean for the people?5 Your story the kiriituhi way6 The Patterns7 1.

Taratarekae:8 2. Ahauaha. In the Maori society of New Zealand, there is a more than two-thousand year old custom called Ta Moko. Ta Moko is the process of what we would traditionally call tattooing (tattoo being a derivative of the Samoan word ‘tatau’, which described the sound of the tattooing process), and was a signature part of the Maori culture.

The book would benefit from information on the tattoo art & design (the connection with traditional wood carving is often mentioned but not explained in any depth), the use of maori tattoo in gang culture & prison tattooing (clearly indicated in Neleman's book "Moko"), a clearer discussion of who is classed (by themselves or others) as "maori /5(5).

The Maori people ceased using full facial moko tattoos by the end of the s, but the practice of tattooing of other parts of the body was continued by the native people. The revival of tattooing in New Zealand during the past few decades is so heavily influenced by the Maori moko past that it is now recognized as a genre on its own.

Unlike other Pacific tattooing cultures, the Maori tradition had one unique feature: the engraved face, in which the skin was cicatrised and coloured, chiselled into a boldly textured relief. Moko: Maori Tattooing in the Twentieth Century (Book) Moko: Maori Tattooing in the Twentieth Century.

Author. King, By Michael. Publisher. David Bateman Ltd. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a. Ta moko - significance of Maori tattoos The World is a nonprofit newsroom driven by fact-based, global journalism.

The story you just read is freely available because readers like you support The. Moko Ink. 7, likes 4 talking about this. Individually-designed, original, indigenous Māori tattoos, and Tā Moko Studio open by appointment only.5/5.Open/Close Menu The Maori are well known for their stunning and unique tattoos.

Throughout Maori history tattooing, called ta moko by the Maori, has been an important part of Maori ing is an art form for the Maori and their tattoos are intricate and detailed works of art. The early Maori settlers of New Zealand brought this practice from their Polynesian homelands.Ta moko for men stopped being popular somewhere in the middle of the 19th century.

Moko for women continued throughout the 20th century. Since the s the Maori culture and traditions are having a. revival. and the traditional Maori tribe tattooing is all but extinct, Maori tattoos have made a comeback and are popular again, including the.

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