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Greenstone carving a skillbase of techniques and concepts

By: Gale, Len.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland :N.Z.: Reed 1997Description: 72 pages illustrations (some color), portraits 19 x 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0790005352 (pbk.).Subject(s): Pounamu | Jade carving -- New Zealand | Carving (Decorative arts) -- New Zealand | Jade -- New Zealand | Paunamu | Green Stone -- New Zealand | Carving -- Greenstone | GreenstoneDDC classification: Rz736.24 GAL
Contents:
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Ancient legend becomes modern reality -- Elements of design -- Essential tools & techniques -- Safety -- Making basic holes -- Making a disk -- Toki -- Hei tiki: grove type -- Pekapeka -- Mere & patu -- Hei matau -- Care, protection & wearing of pounamy -- Commission work.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Greenstone, or pounamu, has been prized by Maori for hundreds of years. The most precious tools, weapons and ornaments are made from this magnificent stone, treasured for its strength as well as its beauty. Pounamu is still valued today, and there is increasing interest not just in posessing objects that others have made, but in actually working the stone. The challenge of working in pounamu may be daunting but the rewards, both material and spiritual, are great. This book provides an introduction to the art of greenstone carving. It covers everything the novice carver needs to know, from what equipment is needed and how to obtain it, through safety, choosing stone, carving tecniques, and initial projects. The emphasis is on Maori designs; as well as instructions for carving, the uses and origins of the carved objects are also explained

Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-72)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-72).

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Ancient legend becomes modern reality -- Elements of design -- Essential tools & techniques -- Safety -- Making basic holes -- Making a disk -- Toki -- Hei tiki: grove type -- Pekapeka -- Mere & patu -- Hei matau -- Care, protection & wearing of pounamy -- Commission work.

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