Category: Cultural History
A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). It tells the previously untold story of craft in Aotearoa New Zealand, and proposes a new idea of craft - one that acknowledges Pakeha, Maori and wider Moana histories of ...Show more
The revised edition of this award-winning book opens the storeroom doors of the Te Papa Tongarewa Maori collections once again, illuminating the magnificent kakahu and the art and tradition of weaving itself. More than 50 rare and precious kakahu are specially featured, with glossy colour detail illustr ...Show more
Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most highly prized and culturally iconic. This book showcases photographs of a large selection of hei tiki, most from the taonga Maori collection at Te Papa. The collection of over 270 hei tiki is the largest in New Ze ...Show more
Bone carving is as old as civilisation itself. Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa bro ...Show more
Hirini Mead is a renowned Maori writer and commentator. This contains easy-to-follow patterns and line-drawing instructions for technique The book Taniko Weaving is a taonga handed down by the ancestors to us of today. As a taonga it will always remain a treasure of great value which will be there waiti ...Show more
Te Toi Whakairo is an essential guide to Maori wood carving by distinguished carver and academic Sir Sidney (Hirini) Moko Mead. The book presents all the elements of carving in different regions of New Zealand, with practical advice on techniques and styles, and is abundantly illustrated with photos, di ...Show more
Category: Toi Māori / Art - Whakairo, Raranga, Taonga Puoro | Reading Level: near fine
From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, Maori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ngati Porou carving and a profound ...Show more
This text provides detailed photographs showing the steps in selecting, preparing and weaving flax. Throughout the book, Maori traditional stories and concepts about weaving are told, giving a rich picture of the place of weaving in Maori culture.
Category: Toi Māori / Art - Whakairo, Raranga, Taonga Puoro | Reading Level: New
One of the largely unseen consequences of the European colonisation of Aotearoa was that the playing of, and knowledge about the traditional musical instruments of the Maori almost completely disappeared. In the 1970s a young Pakeha schoolteacher, Richard Nunns, started asking questions of his Maori fri ...Show more
Covers a range of Mawhitiwhiti patterns for use in korowai weaving and instructions for weaving two different bags. Photos and graphics make the processes clear and understandable for everyone, beginner or not.
Designed as a follow on from 'Making Your First Small Korowai'. Again with lots of photos it covers the different aspects of korowai design and tips for coping with problems.