Story: Tā moko – Māori tattooing

Mataora and Niwareka

This clip is from an animated short film version of the story of Mataora and Niwareka. The film-maker, Hika Taewa, is himself tattooed with traditional designs.

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins, 'Tā moko – Māori tattooing - Origins of tā moko', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41234/mataora-and-niwareka (accessed 22 November 2017)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013