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Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture

Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture (Paperback)

By Huia Publishers

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Marae are unique places where Maori culture is expressed and upheld. They are repositories of genealogy, provide a sense of pride for M.ori as symbols of identity and are vibrant places where people experience authentic Maori culture. This book is a comprehensive, concise guide ...to the marae, including the space and how it is arranged, the buildings on a marae, the functions of and gatherings held at marae, and the cultural understandings and values underpinning marae custom and protocol. The photographs and text work together to clearly identify the buildings on the marae, the constituent parts of buildings and features, such as woven panels and carvings, and the events held at marae and roles people have. There is a step-by-step guide to a p.whiri, or welcome ceremony, showing and describing what happens, the people involved, what they do, and the values and understandings underpinning the ceremony. There is also a close look at the outside and inside of a wharenui, or meeting house, showing each of the elements and features that make it up. M.ori cultural concepts are explained and discussed and a glossary of Ma.ri terms is provided. Sales point- This compact, image-rich book is ideal for tourists, as a gift for visitors to New Zealand, and as a concise overview for those beginning to explore marae and Maori custom. -This book is an accessible guide to marae, its areas and buildings, their design and functions, and the ceremonies, particularly p.whiri (welcome), and life of the marae. -The detailed description of a powhiri and its cultural significance provides a comprehensive guide to what to expect when involved in this ceremony. -values and understandings underpinning the design of the marae and the customs and protocols of events held there. -The images and text work together to enable readers to easily identify the buildings and the roles of people involved in the ceremonies. -This is part of a series of four books on aspects of Maori culture. The others are: Geothermal Treasures: Maori Living with Heat and Steam; Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History; and Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating M.ori Textiles.
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ISBN 9781775501947
Published NZ 30 Jun 2015
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Paperback
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781775501947
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 30 Jun 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Huia Publishers
Category Cultural Studies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code 305.899442
Weight 825g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text General/trade