Portraits of Maori Women With Moko Kauae Chin Tattoos From 1900s

For Maori women in New Zealand, the traditional female chin tattoo or moko kauae is considered a physical manifestation of true identity. Maori women believe that they wear a moko close to their heart. When a Maori woman is ready, the tattoo artist simply brings it out to the surface. The Maori are indigenous people … Read more