Brought to you by Award-winning luxury travel company Jacada Travel, Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, for a series of Māori cultural events in Central, Hong Kong on 1 September.
Tā Moko Studio: Māori Tattoo LIVE in Hong Kong by New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute
Tā moko, meaning ‘tattoo art’ in Māori, is all about connections. This authentic and renowned art form starts with a conversation with the artist – Jacob Tautari learns about your story, which will then transformed into a Māori visual representation drawn straight onto your body, then tattooed.
The Haven will become an interactive tattoo parlour for the evening with Jacob explaining the rich history behind tā moko.
Tattoo sessions available on 29 Aug – 2 Sep. Contact us for details.
About Jacob Tautari
Specialist Carver – The New Zealand Wood Carving School
Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi
Jacob began his artistic journey at Otago University, then learnt the art form of Tā Moko in Tokoroa. Now a graduate of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, whakairo rākau is added to his skill set. Jacob has discovered similarities with working on skin and wood, both present their own challenges yet both have similar grain and curves
About Jacada Travel
Jacada Travel is an award-winning luxury travel company specialising in creating bespoke, inspirational journeys to Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australasia and the polar regions. With the aim to make travelling an uplifting experience, Jacada Travel dedicates in responsible travelling. It is the only travel company of this size to carbon offset 100% of the trips including international flight and is the winner of this year’s We Are Africa Innovation Award for their #MaskingUpForGorillas campaign, among other initiatives.
About Te Puia
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these taonga (treasures) with manuhiri (visitors) for over 170 years and proudly continue that tradition today.