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Ka Tahi: hei tama tu tama (Maori Fibre Techniques: A Resource Book for Maori Fibre Arts) Mick Prendergrast

Ka Tahi: hei tama tu tama (Maori Fibre Techniques: A Resource Book for Maori Fibre Arts)

Mick Prendergrast

Published 2005
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Paperback
178 pages
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Techniques of raranga (plaiting), whatu kakahu (cloak weaving) and whiri (braiding) are described and boldly illustrated in this book along with many more fibre arts, some of which are now rare. Each technique is described and illustrated withMoreTechniques of raranga (plaiting), whatu kakahu (cloak weaving) and whiri (braiding) are described and boldly illustrated in this book along with many more fibre arts, some of which are now rare. Each technique is described and illustrated with photographs and detailed drawings, and comparisons are drawn with similar work from other cultures. All are brought together in Maori Fibre Techniques, making them readily accessible to craftspeople, artists, students, museum staff and collectors.Among the many fibre arts discussed are raranga puputu (close plaiting), raranga tatahi (open plaiting), raranga whakapuareare (plaiting with openwork)- raranga whakairo (plaited patterns), whiri (braiding), kete whiriri, miro (twining, rolled cord), pauku (close twining), taniko (close twining in colour), ta kupenga (knotted netting), traditional poi, tukutuku (woven wall panels), whatu hinaki (fishtrap making), windmill knotting and wickerwork.