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Moko Kauae

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Richard Witeri Mātanga Whakairo
Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa, Ngāti Ranginui
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$590 NZD

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60mm x 50mm
2839RC
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Description
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.