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Orine Gilles Maori Wahine  styled by Melaina Newport-Karaitiana photography by Rakai Karaitiana @ aroha and friends

Orine Gilles Maori Wahine styled by Melaina Newport-Karaitiana photography by Rakai Karaitiana @ aroha and friends

Judge Caren Fox (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata), deputy chief judge of the Waitangi Tribunal and a specialist in international human rights, wears the moko kauae (chin tattoo) and ngutu pūrua (fully tattooed lips).

Judge Caren Fox (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata), deputy chief judge of the Waitangi Tribunal and a specialist in international human rights, wears the moko kauae (chin tattoo) and ngutu pūrua (fully tattooed lips). Maori mark of status.

Mau Moko. The World of Maori Tattoo

Moko is the Maori art of facial or body tattooing. It is an expression of personal, social and tribal identity. Dating back hundreds of years, the art form is undergoing a resurgence as New Zealand's Maori reassert their cultural tradition.

Bone Koru Maori unity symbol Hand carved and by JackieTump on Etsy

Bone Koru Maori unity symbol~ Hand carved and engraved . by JackieTump on Etsy

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