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Title Māori : art and culture / edited by D.C. Starzecka ; contributors Janet Davidson ... [and others]
Published London : Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1996


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Description 168 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Series Histoire des idees et critique litteraire ; vol. 343
Histoire des idées et critique littéraire ; v. 343
Contents Māori prehistory / Janet Davidson -- Māori : people and culture / Ngahuia Te Awekotuku -- Māori society today : welcome to our world / A.T. Hakiwai -- Wood carving / Roger Neich -- The fibre arts /Mick Prendergast -- The Māori collections in the British Museum / D.C. Starzecka
Summary "Among all the cultures of the Pacific region, that of the Maori stands out in its rich repertoire of highly-refined and complex arts. Historically, art has pervaded the whole Maori way of life, and in this century there has been a conscious effort to preserve - or revive - the tradional skills of weaving and fibre arts, painting, latticework, carving, tattoo, chant and oratory, as well as Maori language and customs. The spiritual dimension of Maori art is still strongly felt: the taonga, or art treasures, of the Maori are not only objects of beauty but of great spiritual and ancestral power."--BOOK COVER
Notes Simultaneously published: Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman, 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165) and index
Subject Baczko, Bronisław.
British Museum.
Art objects, Maori.
Art -- New Zealand.
Art, Maori.
Art, New Zealand.
Art, Polynesian.
Carving (Decorative arts) -- New Zealand.
Eighteenth century.
Fiberwork -- New Zealand.
Fibrework - -- New Zealand
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.
Wood-carving, Maori.
Author Davidson, Janet, 1941-
Starzecka, D. C.
British Museum. Trustees.
LC no. 96112079
ISBN 0714125245 (paperback)
Other Titles Maori