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Description - Maori au visage tatoué (Maori man with a tattoed face)    Date - 1860-1889    Source - Photothèque du Musée de l'Homme via French National Library

midnight-gallery: “ Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as.

Chapter 41- Maori face tatto

The use of bold lines combined with the repetition of specific design motifs distinguishes Maori tattoo designs. What makes Moko so unique is the fact that not only were the faces tattooed but the skin was cut to make parallel ridges and grooved scars.