Story: Tā moko

Ngā hoahoa kirituhi o Tonga, te tekau tau 1820 (1 o 2)

E whai pānga ana te tā moko Māori ki ngā kirituhi o ētahi atu iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. Nō Tonga tēnei, ā, nā Louis Sainson tēnei whakaahua i peita i te tekau tau 1820. Koia te tohungatā o runga i te waka o te Wīwī, o Dumont d’Urville i te hekenga ki roto o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa ki te Tonga me Ahitereiria. He momo pūhoro tēnei nō Tonga, arā, he āhua ōrite ki te moko.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2010/5/18
Hand-coloured lithograph 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/interactive/41230/tongan-tattoo-designs-1820s (accessed 18 November 2018)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013