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Greenstone Carving: Techniques and Concepts in Pounamu
 

Greenstone Carving: Techniques and Concepts in Pounamu (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

By Gale, Len

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This concise guide to the art of greenstone carving, out of print for the past 20 years, returns in a smartly designed, fully illustrated new edition. Greenstone Carving takes readers from the origins of pounamu/greenstone through the basics of the artform - design, tools and tec...hniques, different stone types and potential projects. Len Gale draws on his background as a craftsman and teacher explain popular Maori designs like hei tiki, toki, pekapeka, mere and patu. The text is accompanied by detailed drawings and photos, including images of superb finished works from the Moko Pounamu studio, Otautahi/Christchurch. This new book joins an expanding range of Maori craft books from Oratia, including Te Whatu Taniko and Te Toi Whakairo.
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ISBN 9781990042164
Published NZ 15 Jun 2022
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
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ISBN-13 9781990042164
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 15 Jun 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Gale, Len
Category Brass-Rubbing & Frottage
Decorative Arts & Crafts
Gold & Silversmithing
Jewellery & Jewellery-Making
Handicrafts
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 84
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 350g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade

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