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Maori tattoo

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Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 16 November 2022 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Indigenous people who originated in New Zealand have a form of body art, known as moko but more commonly referred to as Maori tattooing. The art form was brought to the Maori from Polynesia and is considered highly sacred. Often this tattoo covered the whole face and was a symbol of rank, social status, power, and prestige.
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Uus-Meremaal põlisrahvale on omane kehakunsti vorm (moko) ehk maoori tätoveering. See tava toodi kaasa Polüneesiast ja ning see on ammustest aegadest olnud väga tähtis sotsiaalse staatuse, võimu ja maine sümbol.
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New Zealand @ January 2012
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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great frame, super clarity!

16 Nov 2022 8:29am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Top portrait

16 Nov 2022 9:19am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Spotlight to day? for me 5 stars

16 Nov 2022 10:58am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fine photo and especially the juxtaposition of the two Maori people.

17 Nov 2022 3:14am