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
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
Weaving a Kakahu was reprinted in 1994 and this 2006 version has been supported by Creative New Zealand and Puwaha ki te Ao Trust. The 2006 relaunch of Weaving a Kakahu in conjunction with Digger being the recipient of the Te Tohu Tiketike o te Waka Toi Exemplary Award at Te Tokanganui a noho marae, Te ...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
It is over a century since the last major book on Māori carving tools. Clive Fugill, Master Carver at the NZ Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, tells the mythical, traditional and modern stories of the making and use of carving tools, including the adze (toki) and the chisel (whao) with detailed drawing ...Show more
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
Margaret Rose Ngawaka- Iwi (Tribe)-Ngati Porou, Kahungunu, and Rongomaiwahine I live on a 148-acre offshore island on the west side of Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, where my husband and I have raised our seven children. Living here so remote has the challenge of not being able to atte ...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.
Offers a look at the Maori visual arts, emphasising on the design. Covering tattooing, drawing and painting, carving and weaving, this book explores the origination, evolution, and significance of the designs, and explains the materials and techniques used to create them.