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Rayan - Kirituhi

Added on June 11th, 2013

Rayan - Kirituhi

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Inspired by "Kirituhi"

Protection, life

This design is inspired by the traditional Maori moko tattoos. Since moko tattoing used to decorate the face has a series of coded motifs used to tell a person´s story, and using them regardlessly would be irrespectful like stealing someone´s personality, an alternative style has been developed, similar in the way it looks but without specific meanings, called kirituhi.

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