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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The plastic on the cover has pealed on the tip of one corner, and there is a small name written tidily on the first page. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 186 x 261 mm
Pages: 106
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 1994 first edition


Treasured Taonga
By Ropata Davis

Traditional and contemporary techniques and concepts in bone carving

When man first roughly hewed a weapon with which to hunt, carving was born. The early Maori arrived in Aotearoa in their carved canoes, bringing their carving skills with them. Specific styles and designs developed, and cultural traditions grew up around this valued art form.

Ropata Davis looks at the heritage of Maori carving and discusses ways of incorporating such richness in modern designs. He describes the practicalities of carving today - preparing the material, tools, special techniques, and design considerations, as well as how to sell your work - while maintaining a distinctively Maori perspective.


-The Carver and the Author

The Ancient Art:
-Traditional Carving
-Research and Instincts

-The Material
-Cleaning Bone
-The Workshop and Tools

-Carving Procedures

-Traditional Design
-Basic Design Principles
-Design Application

-Presentation and Sales
-Money Matters



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