Te Toki Me Te Whao: The Story of Maori Carving Tools

Author(s): Clive Fugill

Maori Books

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 drawings and photographs.


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Clive Fugill (Ngati Ranginui, Tainui) has been Master Carver at the NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua, for over 30 years. A graduate of the institute in 1969, he has taught most leading contemporary carvers and has himself carved and exhibited around New Zealand and the world. He acquired his first adze when he was nine, beginning a lifelong passion that finds expression in this, his first book.

ContentsList of photos and illustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart 1: Mythic Origins 1. Origins: Te Awhiorangi and Te Whironui2. Legendary adzes of Maori origin3. HinetuahoangaPart 2: Material Beginnings4. Pacific materials5. Stone resources in Aotearoa6. Stone extraction in the Maori quarryPart 3: Te Toki - The Adze 7. Adze manufacture8. Adzes for different uses9. Handles and bindings10. Toki poutangata11. Adze typesPart 4: Te Whao - The chisel and other tools12. Chisels and their usage13. The Maori drill and other tools14. PounamuConclusion15. Ranginui the adzeman16. PostscriptReferences

General Fields

  • : 9780947506131
  • : Oratia Media
  • : Oratia Books
  • : November 2016
  • : 250mm X 185mm X 14mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 152
  • : 16 colour photos
  • : Clive Fugill
  • : Paperback
  • : 621.9008999442