Incredible Portraits Of Maori Women With Their Tradition Chin Tattoos From The Early 20th Century

For New Zealand Maori women, the ‘moko kauae’, or traditional female chin tattoo, is considered a physical manifestation of their true identity.

It is believed every Maori woman wears a moko on the inside, close to their heart; when they are ready, the tattoo artist simply brings it out to the surface.

h/t: vintag.es

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