'Very likely to become the definitive work on the subject . . . a big, beautiful, important book.'Warwick Roger, North and South&Taia o moko, hei hoa matenga mou . . .Take your moko, As a friend forever . . .&In the traditional Maori world the moko, or facial or body tattoo, was part of everyday life; everyone had some patterning on their skin. Men wore elaborate designs on their faces; women's were usually less complex but elegant, and both sexes had extensive body work.&After almost dying out in the twentieth century, Maori skin art is now experiencing a powerful revival, with many young urban Maori displaying the moko as a spectacular gesture of ethnic pride and identity.&This hugely popular and magnificently illustrated book, compiled by a group of Maori scholars from the University of Waikato, Is the closest there has ever been to a 'complete' book on moko. Mau Moko examines the use of moko by traditional Maori, notes historical material including manuscripts and unpublished, aural sources, and links the art To The present day. it explores the cultural and spiritual issues surrounding moko and relates dozens of stories, many of them powerful and heart-warming, from wearers and artists.&Mau Moko is superbly enhanced by images from early European encounters, traditional Maori representations, and new colour photography commissioned For The book by Becky Nunes.&Tirohia, he moko!Look, and wonder, at the beauty of this art form . . .& heavy - extra postage will apply 264 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This hugely popular and magnificently illustrated book, complied by the Maori scholars from the University of Waikato , is the closest there has ever been to a complete book on moko.
About the Author: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku is a cultural activist, writer, research professor and frustrated artist. Her PhD (1981) focused on tourism and Maori culture. Since then, she has served on various governance boards in the arts and the academy. She has worked as a museum curator, art historian and repatriation consultant. Now at the University of Waikato, she is interested in heritage issues, gender, the arts and cultural studies. She enjoys haka, cats and half marathons, which take her home to Waiariki, along the Waikato, and towards Waikaremoana.
Title: Mau Moko: the World of Maori Tattoo
Publisher: Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited 2011 Paperback
Book Condition: Mint
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008438494
Book Description Viking, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000065410
Book Description University of Hawaii Press, U. S. A., 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine & Clear Covered. Illustrated in Color & B&W Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. A stated first editon per the copyright page. Pages are clean, tight and bright. Generously illustrated throughout! The dust jacket is in a clear, protective, cover. 0824832531. Bookseller Inventory # 6019810
Book Description Penguin 2007-01-01, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. 0670045616 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0670045616