Know Your Maori Carving

Author(s): Glen Pownall

Toi Māori / Art - Whakairo, Raranga, Taonga Puoro

The pre-eminent craft of the Maori is generally accepted as being their skilled wood carving and as is to be expected of a skill that takes pride of place among their craft, Maori wood carving is surrounded by legends and myths, ascribing miraculous origins to the motifs and techniques involved. The easily worked timbers of New Zealand's primeval forests provided ready media for carving, even when it is recalled that the stone age tools of stone, bone and shell were used. This book covers the materials, tools, tecnniques and designs.


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General Fields

  • : 9780854670697
  • : Viking Sevenseas
  • : January 1994
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Glen Pownall
  • : Paperback
  • : 736.08999442
  • : very good
  • : 64
  • : colour plates, drawings