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Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane
  

Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane (Hardback)

Photographs by Gillam, Jennifer
Edited by Hansen, Eugene
Contributions by Ormsby-Rihari, Raewyn
Contributions by Rihari-Rawiri, Tiwai

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This special photo book documents a wananga or class for three generations of women from Ngati Torehina Ki Mataka to learn the customary practice of pelting North Island brown kiwi so their feathers can be used for weaving. This passing on of customary knowledge developed out of ...a partnership between conservationists and weavers that returned accidentally killed kiwi to the hapu or family of the rohe or district in which they were found. Weaving, perhaps the preeminent form of Maori women's cultural expression, was in serious decline in New Zealand until the 1950s, when a concerted effort was made by Maori women to preserve and maintain it and to highlight the need to protect vital natural resources. Formal training is now available through universities and polytechnics, but traditionally weaving has been taught within hapu, usually by a mother, aunt or grandmother honouring protocols and restrictions to maintain the integrity of the discipline. It offers a particular perspective on the contemporary hapu-led cultural practices of Maori women and their intersection of the sacred and profound in the everyday. It also brings a greater understanding of conservation efforts and, in particular, of how the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai works closely with tangata whenua.
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ISBN 9780995123069
Published NZ 12 Jun 2020
Publisher Massey University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780995123069
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Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Published 12 Jun 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Photographs by Gillam, Jennifer
Edited by Hansen, Eugene
Contributions by Ormsby-Rihari, Raewyn
Contributions by Rihari-Rawiri, Tiwai
Category Photography & Photographs
Cultural Studies
Indigenous Peoples
Spinning & Weaving
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 88
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 305.899442
Weight 428g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - Social life and customs, Kiwis - New Zealand, Mythology, Maori, Kiwis, Maori New Zealand people - Social life and customs
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade

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