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Whatu Kakahu: Maori Cloaks

Whatu Kakahu: Maori Cloaks
 

A celebration of the science and art of Maori weaving, focused on the largest collection of Maori cloaks in the world.

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ISBN 9780995113633
Published 8 August 2019 by Te Papa Press
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Author(s) Edited by Tamarapa, Awhina
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ISBN-13 9780995113633
ISBN-10 0995113637
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 8 August 2019
International Release Date 1 January 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) Edited by Tamarapa, Awhina
Category Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Textile Arts
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 237mm
Height: 290mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 746.1404320899442
Catalogue Code 993554

Description of this Book

A CELEBRATION OF THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MAORI WEAVING, FOCUSED ON THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF MAORI CLOAKS IN THE WORLD Weaving is more than just a product of manual skills. From the simple rourou (food basket) to the prestigious kahukiwi (kiwi feather cloak), weaving is endowed with the very essence of the spiritual values of Maori people. This award-winning book opens the storeroom doors of the Te Papa Tongarewa Maori collections, illuminating the magnificent kakahu in those collections and the art and tradition of weaving itself. More than fifty rare and precious kakahu are featured within this book, with glossy colour detail illustrations of each, plus historical and contextual images and graphic diagrams of weaving techniques. These are accompanied by engaging descriptions bringing together information on every cloak - its age, materials, and weaving technique with quotes from master weavers and other experts, stories of the cloaks, details of their often remarkable provenance, discussion of how the craft is being revived and issues to do with cloaks held in international museums. A full glossary, illustrated guide to cloak types, and index are included. Contemporary cloaks made with novel materials also feature.

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Author's Bio

Awhina Tamarapa (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Pikiao) holds a Bachelor of Maori Laws and Philosophy from Te Wananga o Raukawa, Otaki, and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington, where she majored in Anthropology. She has worked in museums for more than 10 years, including as concept developer and collection manager at Te Papa.

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