Story: Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori

Woman tattoo artist at work

Woman tattoo artist at work

Julie Kipa (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tuwhiwhia), a tā moko (traditional tattoo) artist, concentrates on a thigh pattern together with her colleague Jo Tito. Julie is also a visual and multimedia artist, designer and writer. She holds several university qualifications and works as a lecturer, commentator, curator and consultant on Māori arts. Julie's work represents a modern revival of traditional Māori cultural forms, and is also a reinvention of traditional activities and occupations for a 21st-century society.

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Mark Derby, 'Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori - Daily life in modern Māori communities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40907/woman-tattoo-artist-at-work (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013