Maori Carving Illustrated - W. J. Phillipps

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Dimensions: 185 x 250 x 4mm
Publication Date: 1989

Maori Carving Illustrated by W. J. Phillipps (Revised Edition)

First published in 1955, W.J.Phillipps Maori Carving Illustrated is one of the few sources of information about the origins and meanings of the basic shapes and patterns in Maori carving. Using many photographs to illustrate his text, he discusses subjects such as tapu, the one-eyed figure, the three fingered hand, spirals, decorative features, the lizard, carving on weapons and tools, wakahuia and carved houses. Now this revised edition remains an essential source of information for those wanting an introduction to the history and development of carving in Aotearoa, New Zealand.