‘Tā Moko’ is the word for tattoo in Māori, which is the indigenous language of New Zealand.

‘Modern Māori Warriors’ is an ongoing collaborative project. It is an acknowledgement of both Māori history as a fierce warrior race and their ongoing fight to retain their ancestral lands and cultural identity in a post-colonial world. This project is a celebration of the recent revival of traditional facial tā moko, and an exploration of the new generations of Māori who are proudly reclaiming their heritage through the wearing of tā moko.


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