Kōrero: Tā moko

Ko Mihi Kōtukutuku

Ko Mihi Kōtukutuku

He pērā rawa te tapu o te whakapapa o Mihi Kōtukutuku (nō Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou hoki) kāore ia i tāia ki te moko. Nōna e tamariki ana ka puta ake ngā tohunga tā moko o Te Arawa ki Te Tai Rāwhiti ki te tā i ngā tamāhine ki te moko kauae. Kāore te tohunga i whakaae ki te tā i a Mihi, i tōna whakaaro kai maringi i a ia tōna toto.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rawinia Higgins, 'Tā moko - Te moko me te rangatiratanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41248/mihi-kotukutuku (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013