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The Troll doll with the Moko Tattoo: NZ Art

The Troll doll with the Moko Tattoo: NZ Art

Why not dive into the enchanting world of New Zealand's rich cultural heritage with a captivating nz art painting from Collette's 'Broken Toys' collection. "The Troll Doll with the Moko Tattoo."

There is something irresistibly charming in the famous troll doll that Collette has always been captivated with, transformed here with a unique twist—an intricate Maori Moko tattoo.
This particular artwork has found its forever home. It is a testament to Collette's prowess in blending contemporary art with traditional Maori symbolism.

However, you, too, can have the exclusive opportunity to commission your bespoke painting that pays homage to the captivating fusion of culture and childhood nostalgia.Embrace the magic of New Zealand's cultural tapestry with a unique artwork that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all who behold it.

Collette was born in New Zealand, although not Maori herself, she has many friends and family of Maori descent. She holds enormous respect for the culture and its people.

What is Moko?

Maori moko, a revered art form, has profound cultural significance for the indigenous people of New Zealand. It is a traditional tattooing that goes far beyond mere decoration, serving as a powerful expression of identity, heritage, and spirituality.

Each moko design is unique and meticulously crafted to convey an individual's genealogy, social status, and personal journey. The process of receiving a moko is deeply sacred, involving the physical marking of the skin and a spiritual connection to one's ancestors and the land.

The intricate patterns and symbols woven into the moko tell stories of bravery, lineage, and cultural heritage, ensuring the preservation of Maori traditions and values for generations to come. To witness a Maori moko is to witness the embodiment of strength, resilience, and the enduring spirit of an ancient culture that continues to thrive in the modern world.

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