Story: Tā moko

Te haehae i te kiri i tētahi tangihanga, i te tau 1827

Te haehae i te kiri i tētahi tangihanga, i te tau 1827

Nā Louis de Sainson anō tēnei whakaahua e whakaatu ana i te tūpāpaku o te rangatira. Kua titia te makawe ki te raukura, kua kākahuria ki te korowai, ā, kua whakatūria ki te take o te pou. E haehae ana te tokorua kei mua i ō rāua kiri ki te mata angaanga. He tikanga tūturu tēnei nō te whakamomori. He wā kua miria te pungarehu ki roto kia kore ai e memeha i te kiri. E kī ana te kōrero he tipuna tēnei nō te tā moko.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-327-004
Hand-coloured engraving by Louis Auguste de Sainson

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rawinia Higgins, 'Tā moko - Ngā pūtakenga o te tā moko', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/41232/haehae-at-funeral-1827 (accessed 23 September 2018)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013