A new edition of this iconic book includes new larger format and photographs rescanned from Marti Friedlander's originals. It is an indepth photographic study of the ancient art of moko.
Anyone can learn to make a plaited kete, one of the oldest and most popular of Maori art forms, from the leaves of New Zealand flax (phormium tenax). Te Mahi Kete gives detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with numerous line drawings and black-and-white photographs, for preparing the flax and plaiting two simple ... read more
This book sets before the reader a compilation of printed and manuscript information on the healing practices of the New Zealand Maori. It does not claim to be complete, indeed this is impossible, and probably always was, given the secrecy surrounding the rituals, practices and healing methods of individual iwi and tribes. ... read more
|Author:||Kyle Mewburn (tr to Maori Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira)|
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2010 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2010.
Everyone loved Old Hu-Hu. But nobody loved him quite as much as little Hu-Hu-Tu. Old Hu-Hu is a thoughtful tale of young Hu-Hu-Tu's search for understanding of what has happened to his beloved Old Hu-Hu, who flew all the way to the moon (or so they said), then fell down dead. Sensitively written, this is a beautiful story of ... read more
|Author:||Julie Paama Pengelly|
Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, Maori Art and Design takes a fresh look at the Maori visual arts, with an emphasis not so much on the history of craft as on the design itself. Covering tattooing, drawing and painting, carving and weaving, the book explores the origination, evolution, and significance of the design... read more
|Author:||P M Ryan|
Contains over 50,000 concise entries divided into Maori-English and English-Maori sections. Includes all the words most commonly used by fluent Maori speakers. Features a vocabulary list with words for new inventions, metric terms, modern concepts and scientific, computer, technological and legal terms. Incorporates an eas... read more
Mini format. Weaving was born of necessity. To keep the body warm, to clothe it; just as potters of pre-history made pots for mankind to hold foods and liquids. Both processes also express the human need to make and create, using the hands and eyes. This book describes briefly the traditional materials that Maori used for wea... read more
Traditional works in wood, bone, greenstone, feathers and fibre are collected in this guide to Maori art. Art historian Deidre Brown has selected the finest of Brian Brake's photographs and adds an interesting and informative introduction.
|Awards:||Winner of Nga Kupu Ora Biography Book Award 2009.|
Paki Harrison is widely regarded as New Zealand's greatest living master carver, a man with a huge reputation as a leading tohunga of the art form. He possesses immense knowledge about the traditional arts of the carver, extending way beyond the actual physical arts to include its most ancient aspects - the symbolism containe... read more
|Author:||Toi Te Rito Maihi|
Every kete has a story. This collection is drawn from the rich store of information and memories associated with kete - these much loved but often overlooked 'baskets of knowledge'. Some stories are short, others grow with the telling. All are told with warmth, humour and humility, giving us insight into how the humble kete s... read more
Winner of the 2004 NZ Society of Authors Best First Book award for Non-fiction This book is an introduction to the art of whakairo rakau (Maori wood carving) from Northland (Te Tai Tokerau). It discusses the characteristics and definitions of the regional style, its history and the role of museums, as well as northern carv... read more
Fascinating profiles of more than 20 Mäori artists working in various media. Superbly illustrated and accessibly written, this is an ideal resource for anyone interested in contemporary art and art history in New Zealand. The artists included in Tai?whio are: Jolene Douglas, Star Gossage, Fred Graham, Lyonel Grant, the H... read more
Ta Moko is an outstanding work of Maori scholarship. The art of Maori tattoo has always been regarded with fascination, and this was one of the first comprehensive books on the subject. The author,a former ethnologist with the Auckland Museum, provides an examination of Maori moko in all its aspects - its historical develpm... read more
This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters,
Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May or early June was greeted with great fes... read more
Most visitors to New Zealand identify New Zealand with the haka, but few know the meaning or history of this powerful challenge. This little book is a beginner's guide to haka, covering the various types of haka and their use including the famous Ka Mate haka and the new Kapa O Pango. Both black and white and full colour phot... read more
DoP 2008, Auckland
First published in 1984
The arts of the Maori are among the most alluring and sophisticated of the Pacific peoples. They developed their skills through centuries of endeavour and craft experimentation, expressing religious and artistic ideas in wood... read more
Drawing upon the work of archaeologists and historians and quoting extensively from the myths and songs recorded by the Maori writers of the 18th century, this text vividly evokes the Maori experience of Aoteaora, while the photographs present the country's landscape, birds, fish and plants.
Pop's vege garden is growing well until someone gives him a pet magpie - which wreaks havoc on Pop's prize veges! Pop's refusal to put the pesky magpie into a cage results in him ending up building a cage for his veges - and himself - instead!
Kete, much-loved but often overlooked, are a rich store of information and memories. Here a weaver and a teacher present interviews with makers, owners and users ÂÂ and stunning colour photos of their humble ÂÂbaskets of knowledgeÂÂ.
Soon after the missionaries arrived in nineteenth-century New Zealand, Maori began converting to protestant Christianity in large numbers. Without the manpower or materials to build their own churches, missionaries largely relied on Maori to build houses of worship. As a result, the early churches drew on strands from the Bri... read more