Ta Moko studio and Maori Arts Gallery

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Welcome to Tahaa

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Tena koutou katoa and Welcome to the website of Tahaa - Ta Moko studio and Maori arts online. Within this website you will find a range of Maori Arts from Ta Moko (Traditional Maori Body Art), Taonga Puoro (Traditional Maori Musical Instruments), Whakairo (Maori wood carving), Stone Sculpture, Paint, Mixed Media as well as some stunning public works which are on permanent display in the community.


It is our hope that this website will offer visitors both an introduction as well as an insight into Maori arts and that there is something for everyone who may come to visit. Tahaa founder and Maori Arts Practitioner James Webster is regularly involved in wananga around Aotearoa across the many related art forms and can be contacted through this website. With a home studio based in Whitianga James is available to do Ta Moko by appointment (also with a mobile facility for out of town work). Use our contact page for more information on availability.



Check out our selected videos that we've uploaded to YouTube. We have digitised a whole bunch of old VHS and uploaded them to share with the online community. We hope you enjoy them! www.youtube.com/TahaaNZ