Meaning

Many of the design motifs are universal, especially the spiral elements applied to the ihu nosenoseMāori | Noun, cheek, and lower jaws, and the curvilinear rays on the forehead and from the nose to the mouth. The remaining elements were carefully chosen to accentuate and enhance the individual features, giving meaning to the expression Mataora, the living face. Moko MokoMāori tattooing designsMāori | Noun may also indicate social status, role, and expressions of identity though genealogy, but this remains unclear.

Author

ADEDU Team has submitted this variation

Original source

Provided by Penny Brown

Category
Maori Art and Design
About This Project

This design is a part of AORAKI, an open library of Maori art and design. All designs, artwork here are contributed by people who love and respect Maori designs. You can use them for any good purposes. In case, you need a higher resolution, do not hesitate to contact us.

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