Maori art and design : a guide to classic weaving, painting, carving and architecture

Maori art and design - a guide to classic weaving, painting, carving and architecture

For early Maori, art was inseparable from daily life, whether it was the pattern on a sculpted spade handle or the magnificently carved prow of a war canoe. Julie Paama-Pengelly traces the evolution of art and design in historic Maori culture and brings that art to life, focusing on four major disciplines:

– Weaving and fibre arts: includes tukutuku, kitemaking, basketry, netting and clothing

– Painting and pigmentation: includes rock drawing and painting wooden objects

– Sculpture and carving: includes stone, bone, wood carving and patterning

– Architecture and structural arts: includes villages, storage and meeting houses, burial structures and bone containers.

Source: www.newhollandpublishers.co.nz

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