Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. This is a Maori woman in New Zealand.
bigwordsandsharpedges: “ The native Maori people of New Zealand have tattooed their faces for centuries. They had a complex warrior culture before the arrival of Europeans, and suffered under early colonialism, but have experienced a cultural revival.
The Maori people used albatross wing bones to carve tattoos into their skin at ceremonies. #albatross #albatrosses #animals #interesting #facts #fact #trivia #beautiful #pets #cute #amazing #1 #memes #animalfacts #albatrossfacts #petfacts #birds
The Maori people of New Zealand have been decorating their faces with swirling blue tattoos called “moko” for centuries. Originally a sign of wealth for their ancestors, today most Maori people have moko. For women, the ultimate sign of beauty is full, blue lips and tattoos on the chin.
Ta Moko The Ta Moko is a traditional Maori tattoo that is often done on the face, it is regarded as a taonga (treasure) to the Maori people and its application can be consider sacred. Each and every Moko contains messages that tell a story of the wearer’s ancestral or tribal roots, it also contains a value. The value indicates the wearer’s standing in the social class. #maoritattoosface
Ready Made. The sterling silver Koru swirl has been hand formed and then hammered to create texture and strength. A lovely, genuine, green-brown Tahitian pearl with peacock luster provides the perfect complement. *The Koru finds its origins in the Maori people of New Zealand. It