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History and meaning of Maori tattoos

maori mask tattoo

The Maori is a population of Polynesian descent, who settled in New Zealand around 900 AD. The name means “normal”, in contrast to the “invaders” British people as defined by the Pakeha. The tattoo, in Maori culture, played a very important meaning. In fact, it served as a means of social communication.

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