A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 by Ngarino Ellis
English | March 21st, 2016 | ASIN: B01AYQYK0A, ISBN: 1869407377 | 305 Pages | EPUB | 32.35 MB
From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, Maori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ngati Porou carving and a profound transformation in Maori art. Beginning around 1830, three previously dominant art traditions – waka taua (war canoes), pataka (decorated storehouses) and whare rangatira (chief’s houses) – declined and were replaced by whare karakia (churches), whare whakairo (decorated meeting houses) and wharekai (dining halls).