Mataora – Canvas

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+ Artist: Turumakina 2008
+ Authentically hand designed using paint pens, art markers & colour pencils
+ Canvas: UV resistant high quality 360gsm cotton canvas professionally gallery wrapped/mirror wrapped/solid colour wrapped on to a 30mm thick frame


Artist Statement

Mataora is the famous ancestor who journeyed to the underworld to retrieve his wife Niwareka from that realm. While he was there he learned the art form of Moko from Niwareka’s father Uetonga, and brought the gift of Moko back to the realm of men, back to Aotearoa. This form of tattooed face is now called Kanohi Mataora, the Mataora style’s facial moko.

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