Soshi Toyokawa
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Statue of Tangaroa, Polynesian Sea-God, Near Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki, Cook Islands Photographic Print by Grant Dixon at Art.com

Statue of Tangaroa, Polynesian Sea-God, Near Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki, Cook Islands Photographic Print by Grant Dixon at Art.com

Tago mask collected in Huon Gulf of German New Guinea | 19th to 20th century

Tago mask collected in Huon Gulf of German New Guinea | 19th to 20th century

'Tapuanu' (mask), Federated States of Micronesia, Caroline Islands, wood painted with lime and soot.

'Tapuanu' (mask), Federated States of Micronesia, Caroline Islands, wood painted with lime and soot.

Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as they were never duplicated) and signified a young man’s transition from childhood to manhood. As well as representing rank and status these marks also had significant meaning to the wearer, symbolically connecting them to their ancestors and lineage.

Māori Tā Moko face marking was a sacred practice among the indigenous tribes of New Zealand. Each moko design was unique to each individual, (no two designs were ever the same as they were never duplicated) and signified a young man’s transition from childhood to manhood. As well as representing rank and status these marks also had significant meaning to the wearer, symbolically connecting them to their ancestors and lineage.

Maori art. I love when tattoos follow the shape and contour of the body. I feel like that's something of a lost art in modern tattooing, but present in most ancient body art.

Maori art. I love when tattoos follow the shape and contour of the body. I feel like that's something of a lost art in modern tattooing, but present in most ancient body art.

A carved-wood Maori house-post figure (amo), c.1800; an ancestor image, this figure may depict an ancient warrior with his tongue thrust out in defiance and threat. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A carved-wood Maori house-post figure (amo), c.1800; an ancestor image, this figure may depict an ancient warrior with his tongue thrust out in defiance and threat. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

特別展「イメージの力―国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」

特別展「イメージの力―国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」

本日より、特別展「イメージの力―国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」開幕です。美術と器物、西洋と非西洋の区別を乗り越え、われわれ人類の生み出すイメージの力を体感しよう。#イメージの力 #みんぱく pic.twitter.com/yHLalZTvx3

本日より、特別展「イメージの力―国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」開幕です。美術と器物、西洋と非西洋の区別を乗り越え、われわれ人類の生み出すイメージの力を体感しよう。#イメージの力 #みんぱく pic.twitter.com/yHLalZTvx3

「イメージの力 - 国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」

「イメージの力 - 国立民族学博物館コレクションにさぐる」

Africa | Kasai Pende helmet mask from DR Congo | Wood, pigment and kaolin

Africa | Kasai Pende helmet mask from DR Congo | Wood, pigment and kaolin