Ratene Hihitawa and Moko (Tattooing)

Te Papa curator Matiu Baker discusses how a 19th-century photograph of the Māori rangatira (chief) Ratene Hihitawa, of Ngāti Pāoa, illuminates the art of moko (tattooing).

Filmed in 2013 for the exhibition Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

Arts Te Papa – the online home of arts at Te Papa

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