Taonga Tuku Iho
Size: 240mm x 135mm x 50mm
A parata is a human-style face, usually with moko (facial tattoo). It represents a significant ancestor or influencial person.
This parata (tattooed human face) acknowledges those who have gone before. It gives respect to the gifts, talents, and characteristics we have inherited through our family lines. The downcast eyes show the tupuna (ancestor) watching over us