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‘Aka’ōu: Tātatau in the Cook Islands

Robert George / Lucy Cole
Running time: 4 mins

An unlikely master of traditional Polynesian art Tātatau, seeks to pass his legacy to an apprentice.

Croc Coulter, a heavily tattooed Englishman living with cystic fibrosis in Rarotonga, teaches his new apprentice the traditional Polynesian art of Tātatau. As with all indigenous art forms, the relationship between the master and apprentice is an important one. In order for the traditional practice to continue, the knowledge must be passed down.

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