Item #11885 Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century. Michael King, Marti Friedlander, Text, Photog.

Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century

Aukland: David Bateman, 1992.

Paperback. 9 3/4" X 7 1/2". Unpaginated. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

This is the moving story of a Maori art form that underwent a brief resurgence and then died. To research this book, historian Michael King travelled thousands of kilometres through the hinterland of New Zealand to find and speak with those who were tattooed, or with people who had first hand knowledge of the custom. He located over 70 women who had been given the moko in traditional circumstances. It is also the story of the last generation of Maori women who wore the moko. Marti Friedlander's photographs illustrate with skill and compassion the moko itself, the women who wore it and the environments in which they lived.(Publisher). Very good. Item #11885
ISBN: 1869530888

Price: $35.00