Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles
(Trade Paperback / Paperback)
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Since their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand and discovered the useful properties of harakeke (New Zealand flax), M.ori have used flax leaves to create baskets, mats, housing materials, clothing and cords, ropes and fishing nets. In weaving and the patterns used, M.ori r...ecord their histories and stories, passing on their culture, genealogy, values and beliefs, weaving together people and communities.
In this book, the text and detailed photographs show the steps in selecting, preparing and weaving flax. The origins of weaving are described, and images show the traditional and contemporary uses of weaving, the intricate patterns and the beauty of the finished products, including mats, baskets, cloaks, piupiu and art works using flax and modern fibres such as plastic, wire, ribbon and paper. Through the book, M.ori traditional stories and concepts about weaving are told, giving a rich picture of the place of weaving in M.ori culture.
-This compact, image-rich book is ideal for tourists, as a gift for visitors to New Zealand, and as an overview for those beginning to explore M.ori weaving.
-The accessible text and images work together to give readers information about the key aspects of weaving from selecting and processing flax to types of items woven and techniques used, weaving patterns, and concepts and customs underpinning weaving.
-The book gives insight into the art of M.ori weaving from a M.ori perspective.
-The beautiful photographs of the weaving show the variety of objects made by weavers and the detail of the patterns used.
-This is part of a series of four books on aspects of M.ori culture. The others are: Geothermal Treasures: M.ori Living with Heat and Steam; M.ori Carving: The Art of Preserving M.ori History; and Marae: The Heart of M.ori Culture.
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||30 Jun 2015
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