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He whai : old and new string figures from Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Briar O'Connor; Libby Patterson
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of Maori string games for nimble fingers - beginning with a brief historical overview of string figures in this country and how to make string from harakeke, or, native flax. Patterns are presented from the easiest to the more difficult.
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Genre/Form: Māori
Games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Briar O'Connor; Libby Patterson
ISBN: 0790008491 9780790008493
OCLC Number: 51477073
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 88-92).
Description: 92 p. : ill. ; 19 x 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Whai in Aotearoa New Zealand --
3. Making string --
4. Nomenclature --
5. Two introductory figures --
6. Wahine --
7. Kōpū --
8. Takapau --
9. Kahukura --
10. Hāpuku --
11. Wharepuni --
12. Whare whakairo --
13. Moko --
14. Manawa = heart --
15. Pere pirirua = double-headed arrow --
16. Te ahi i tunua ai te manawa o Nuku-tau-paroro --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Other Titles: Old and new string figures from Aotearoa New Zealand
Responsibility: Briar O'Connor and Libby Patterson.

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Collection of Maori string games for nimble fingers - beginning with a brief historical overview of string figures in this country and how to make string from harakeke, or, native flax. Patterns are presented from the easiest to the more difficult.

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