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Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts

Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Brown, Harko
By Brown, Yves

Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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ISBN 9780473468798
Published NZ 21 Sep 2019
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780473468798
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Published 21 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Harko
By Brown, Yves
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 60
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience