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Kauae Earrings

Whalebone

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Rick Peters Pouako (Tutor)
Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tai, Ngāpuhi
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70mm x 15mm
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Traditionally women who acquired moko kauae (female chin tattoos) received them based on their mana, established through their whakapapa. They were nominated by the hapū to ensure there was a woman of mana to represent them on the marae.