Covering the Ngati Tarawhai carvers’ distinctive style from pre-European times to the present day, this account presents a vivid analysis of Maori woodcarving. As the most prolific school of their kind in New Zealand, the Ngati Tarawhai have played a critical role in the development and survival of this particular art form. Spanning from the end of the New Zealand wars to the beginning of “tourist art,” this chronicle explores their creations, outlining the relationships between the carvers and their Maori patrons. Biographies of Ngati Tarawhai artists and a list of all known carvings are also included.
|Publisher:||Auckland University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Roger Neich is an anthropologist specializing in Maori art. He is the curator of ethnology at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, a professor of anthropology at the University of Auckland, and the former ethnologist at the National Museum of New Zealand. He is the author of Pacific Jewellery and Adornment, Pacific Tapa, Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting, and Traditional Tapa Textiles of the Pacific.