The Art of Maori Weaving: The Eternal Thread
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176pp. May 2006
The Art of Maori Weaving: The Eternal Thread
Author: Evans, Miriama; Ngarimu, Ranui; Photographer: Heke, Norman;
This is a beautifully presented book featuring some stunning images and concise accounts of the concepts and values of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving. Featuring some of New Zealand’s foremost Maori expert weavers, The Eternal Thread: The Art of Maori Weaving celebrates innovation and development of weaving and plaiting as art forms in modern times while acknowledging the technology developed by weavers through the past centuries.

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Author: Evans, Miriama; Ngarimu, Ranui; Photographer: Heke, Norman;
Miriama Evans and Ranui Ngarimu are sisters of Ngati Mutunga and Ngai Tahu descent.

Miriama was one of three women from the Spiral Collective who first published Keri Hulme’s the bone people in 1983. She was a co-editor of The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, Nga Kupu Titohu o Aotearoa in 1989.

Ranui is a weaver with an interest in using traditional Maori technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Ranui has a love for restoration of Maori cloaks and is working on revitalizing Ngai Tahu weaving techniques.

Norman Heke is of Nga Puhi, Te Arawa, English and Welsh descent. He sees photography as "painting with light," a passion he formalized at the Wellington School of Design and by registering as a Toi Iho artist. Norman currently works at Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, making the Maori collection available to the world through his photography.




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