A highly illustrated catalogue revealing the most extensive collection of taonga Maori outside New Zealand - those in the British Museum. The British Museum holds the largest Maori collections outside New Zealand, including some items of major ...
artistic and cultural significance. This important book will contain a substantial introduction including a history of the study of Maori material culture in Britain and New Zealand and a history of the British Museum collection and how it was acquired. This is followed by a detailed catalogue describing over 2,300 items - including woodcarvings, model canoes and paddles, domestic equipment, cloaks, baskets and bags, jewellery, musical instruments, ceremonial objects, fishing and hunting equipment, tools, weapons, and modern ceramics - an appendix listing collectors, donors and vendors, a glossary, and about 340 photographs illustrating approximately 500 objects. Written by specialists from both Britain and New Zealand, this book is the definitive publication on this remarkable collection.
Number of pages: 352
Date of publication: 01/01/2011
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