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Te hei tiki : an enduring treasure in a cultural continuum

Author: Dougal Austin
Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Te Papa Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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 first 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dougal Austin
ISBN: 9780995103146 0995103143
OCLC Number: 1118991633
Description: 287 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: He kupu whakataki (Introduction) --
1. Ngā whakamāramatanga (Use and meaning) --
2. Ngā momo me ngā āhua (Types and shapes) --
3.Te putakenga mai (Physical origins) --
4. Ngā kōrero kairangi (Exalted histories) --
5. Ngā tohu a iwi (Tribal styles) --
6. Ngā tai whakaawe (External versus local influence) --
7. Ka whiti ka pūmau, 1750-1900 (Change and continuity, 1750-1900) --
8.Te whānako toi taketake, ngā tau 1890-ināianei (Cultural appropriation, 1890s-present) --
9. Te hei tiki me te Māori, 1900-ināianei --
He kupu whakakapi (Epilogue)
Responsibility: Dougal Austin.

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An expert guide to the history and the role of hei tiki, a beloved and much prized Maori artform.  Read more...

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