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Te Hei Tiki: An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum

Te Hei Tiki: An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum (Hardback)

By Austin, Dougal

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Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most famous, highly prized and culturally iconic. This book examines and celebrates the long history of hei tiki and the enduring cultural potency of these taonga or cultural treasures. This fir...st book on hei tiki for 60 years is written by the Acting Senior Curator Matauranga Maori at Te Papa, who is a hei tiki expert, and includes a large selection of hei tiki, most from the taonga Maori collections of Te Papa, which is the largest in New Zealand and very likely the world. Many are published here for the first time, including some with exalted histories of ownership. It also covers the work of leading contemporary hei tiki makers.
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ISBN 9780995103146
Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
Publisher Te Papa Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780995103146
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Published 12 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Austin, Dougal
Category Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Art Forms, Treatments & Subjects
Gold & Silversmithing
Jewellery & Jewellery-Making
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code 739.278
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - Jewelry, Jade carving - New Zealand, Art objects, Maori, Art objects, Maori, Jade carving
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade