Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting

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Auckland University Press, Mar 1, 2002 - Art - 330 pages
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Explores the extraordinary flowering of figurative painting in the decoration of Maori meeting houses, especially in the east of the North Island, in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Painting in Traditional Maori Culture
16
Traditional Kowhaiwhai
29
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Neich is Curator of Ethnology at Auckland Museum, which houses the biggest collection of tapa in the world. He has studied the ethnic arts and material culture of the Pacific for over twenty years.

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