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Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women
  

Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

By Sangl, Harry
Commentaries by Penfold, Merimeri
Commentaries by Simmons, David

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    16 Jun 20

Te Kuia Moko is a taonga recording 34 Maori 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. Arriving in New Zealand in 1969, Harry Sangl believed that ku...ia with moko kauae were of a bygone era. But in March 1972 he saw a photograph of a centenarian Maori woman with a moko and set out to find her, reaching her in Ruatoki, near the Urewera ranges. From there he embarked on a three-and-a-half-year journey around New Zealand to paint the last remaining kuia with moko, many of whom were of Ngai Tuhoe descent. Most of Sangl's subjects were born in the nineteenth century, the oldest around 1850. The period of tattooing was approximately from 1885-1940. 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.
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ISBN 9780947506773
Published NZ 16 Jun 2020
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780947506773
Stock Release date is 16 June 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 16 Jun 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Sangl, Harry
Commentaries by Penfold, Merimeri
Commentaries by Simmons, David
Category Painting & Paintings
Body Art & Tattooing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 330mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade

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