Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture
- RRP: $20.00
- Save $4.00
- Available At Publisher
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.
||30 Jun 2015
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days