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19th century portrait from New Zealand: For Maori peoples, Tā moko represents a person’s mana (status or power) in society. The Moko Kauae is a chin tattoo traditional reserved for Māori women with mana (high status and power). More at the link.

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Traditional chin Ta Moko on Maori girls.

Maori Moko | Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi ...

Shows young Maori woman with fringed cloak, grass skirt, patu, and moko.

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