16 Feb 2014

Tā Moko - its origins and its place in te ao Māori

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:17 pm on 16 February 2014

Shane Te Ruki
Shane Te Ruki nō Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāti Maniapoto.

Shane Te Ruki knew he wanted to wear a facial moko from a young age, inspired by the carved panels in the wharenui at his marae, Te Kōpua. He gave a presentation earlier this year at Te Papa about the history of Taa Moko, its origins and its place in te ao Māori.