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Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 55 pictures in our Tattoo collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Rauparaha - Kafia Chief, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Rauparaha - Kafia Chief, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Rauparaha - Kafia Chief, 1844. Portrait of Te Rauparaha, Maori leader of the Ngati Toa tribe, after a drawing Mr. J. Greaves. He took the most prominent part in the late Massacre at Wairau...his eyes are very bright, and are expressive of great cunning'. He ...resisted all attempts of the settlers to occupy the land professed to have been purchased of the natives by the New Zealand Company...The natives resemble spoiled children...the impunity extended to all their criminal acts, have encouraged them in the belief that the Government is either unwilling or unable to control them, and has led them on to the commission of excesses which have nearly ruined the settlers, and terminated in the massacre. From the temper they have manifested since that event, it is to be feared that harsh measures must be resorted to, before they will pay obedience to the law'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I

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A female poutokomanawa, a figure that rests against the post supporting the ridgepole Featured Print

A female poutokomanawa, a figure that rests against the post supporting the ridgepole

A female poutokomanawa, a figure that rests against the post supporting the ridgepole of a chief's house or meeting house. The ridge pole is symbolically the backbone of the ancestor whose body is the whole house, while the post figure is an important recent ancestor. Country of Origin: New Zealand. Culture: Maori. Date/Period: circa 1860. Place of Origin: East Coast. Material Size: Wood, shell. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington. Location: 09

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

A carved wood Maori head with inlaid shell eyes Featured Print

A carved wood Maori head with inlaid shell eyes

A carved wood Maori head with inlaid shell eyes. It represents a specific ancestor, who can be recognised by his distinctive pattern of moko, facial tattoos. These tattoos were a sign of great courage and regarded as revealing a man's true identity. Country of Origin: New Zealand. Culture: Maori. Material Size: Wood, shell. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Auckland Institute and Museum, Auckland. Location: 09

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images