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Te hei tiki : an enduring treasure in a cultural continuum / Dougal Austin.

By: Austin, Dougal.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Te Papa Press, 2019Description: 287 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780995103146; 0995103143.Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Jewelry | Jade carving -- New Zealand | Art objects, Maori | Hei tiki | Taka tapui | Tikanga | PūrākauDDC classification: 736.240993 Summary: Of all Māori personal adornments, hei tiki are the most famous, highly prized and culturally iconic. From ancient hei tiki of exalted lineage to works by contemporary makers, this book explores the long history of hei tiki and their enduring cultural potency.
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Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most famous, prized, and culturally iconic. This book examines and celebrates the long history of hei tiki and the enduring cultural potency of these taonga or cultural treasures. This first book on hei tiki for 60 years is written by the Acting Senior Curator Matauranga Maori at Te Papa, who is a hei tiki expert. It includes a large selection of hei tiki, most from the taonga Maori collections of Te Papa, which is the largest in New Zealand and very likely the world. Many are published here for the first time, including some with exalted histories of ownership. It also covers the work of leading contemporary hei tiki makers.

Of all Māori personal adornments, hei tiki are the most famous, highly prized and culturally iconic. From ancient hei tiki of exalted lineage to works by contemporary makers, this book explores the long history of hei tiki and their enduring cultural potency.