Kōrero: Tā moko

Te mahi a te tohunga tā moko

Te mahi a te tohunga tā moko

I tāia tēnei pikitia e Lindauer i te tau 1915, e whakaatu ana i te rangatira o Ngāti Maniapoto e tāia ana e te uhi ki te moko. E mau ana te tohunga tā moko i te uhi ki tōna ringa mauī, ā, kua toua e ia te mata ki te waingārahu. E tākaia ana tōna matimati ki te rito o te harakeke hei ūkui i te toto. Kei tētahi atu ringa ko tōna māhoe. Kei te taha mauī ko tētahi kaumātua e karakia ana hei whakamāheahea i te tangata whiwhi.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 1915/2/49
Oil on board by Gottfried Lindauer

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rawinia Higgins, 'Tā moko - Tohunga tā moko', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/41242/tohunga-ta-moko-at-work-1915 (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013