The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori
by T. Barrow
A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1972, [Third Edition], ISBN 0589000322, colour and black and white photographs throughout, decorated endpapers, illustrated frontispiece, hardcover with illustrated boards, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“The Arts of the Maori have a two-way appeal. Their aesthetic quality cannot help but fascinate those who recognise beauty of design and superb craftmanship, and the serious student of Maori culture finds in them a key to the life and background of the people who evolved these arts.
In this book modern colour-processes present all six of the Maori’s traditional arts-tattoo; rafter painting; the weaving of cloak borders; the plaiting of coloured elements in baskets and mats; lattice-work house panels; and carved work in stone, bone and wood.
The examples illustrated have been drawn from many collections, in New Zealand and overseas, and have been chosen for their aesthetic interest as well as for their value to the student of Maori life.”