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Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai
 

Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai (Paperback)

By Paterson, Robert Kirkwood

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Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai traces the history, the preservation and the great success among collectors all over the world of Moko tattoos. They were used by the Maori people to emphasise their high social status. Through in-depth texts and historical testimonies we ...can discover and understand the motivations that pushed these peoples to preserve Mokomokai heads. When a member of the tribe died, the tattooed face was preserved and kept for sacred ceremonies, just as the faces of enemies killed in battle were considered spoils of war. AUTHOR: Robert K. Paterson is a professor emeritus of law at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his law degree in New Zealand and then completed a JSM at Stanford Law School in California. SELLING POINTS: Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai presents in a new way, and in a new light, the ancient art of tattooing among the Maori people 60 colour illustrations
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ISBN 9788874399659
Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
Format Paperback
Availability
14 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9788874399659
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Five Continents Editions
Released 28 Oct 2021
Publication Country Italy Italy
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paterson, Robert Kirkwood
Category Body Art & Tattooing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 180
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 391.6508999442
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - History, Tattooing - History
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade

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