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Decorated Cloth sl faded spine, First Edition 1927, Memoirs Of the Board of Maori Ethnological Research Vol 2, Black and White Photographs, figures, illustrations, 173 Pages, Published on behalf of the Author by The Board Of Maori Ethnological Research Wellington.
A Very Good Copy. SCARCE MAORI WORK. Bagnall A453: "Perhaps the most successful of the author's formal ethnological studies, the figures being arranged individually, each step in their formation being clearly set out and frequently illustrated photographically , traditional and other background information being given. Content is clean and tight without inscriptions.

Introduction- 'This pastime of the Maori was much more widely known in pre-European times than at the present day. It is generally termed whai; in full, te whai wawewawe a Maui; occasionally, maui and huhi. Its origin is, in myth, accredited to Maui, one of the old heroes, demigods, or personalities of the Polynesian; and hence it is sometimes called by his name. The forming of the many varied patterns provided amusement during the long winter nights, and in former times the game was practiced by both young and old' Please click here to ask a question
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