Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cheshire Museum Surrenders Toi Moko

A Maori tattooed head is to be returned to New Zealand from Warrington Museum in the UK who have had it since the 1840s. The museum announced it was sending the head back to its motherland due to its "great cultural importance". On the trafficking of  these Toi mokai see the Trafficking Culture website, to be repatriated due to its 'great cultural importance'

Press Association, 'Maori chief's mummified head to return to New Zealand after 150 years in UK', The Guardian, Tuesday 6 August 2013.


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