In trás-os-montes e alto douro, the shepherds wore once thatched covers (croças) to protect themselves from the rain. today, the use of black clothing in mourning remains common, particularly in the villages of the interior of the country. The typical dress of the wood continues
Portrait | Courtney Rutledge by David K. Shields
At a Glance – David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life.
Te Arawa mat weavers, late 1890s
A collection of intricate and beautiful floor mats woven for Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, are seen in this photo from about 1898. In front are some of the Te Arawa women who wove the mats. In 1910 Te Rauru was sold to a museum in Hamburg, Germany. From the 1980s Te Arawa ...
Introducing Maori Lifestyles
This blog provides a visual-verbal snapshot of Maori culture and contemporary Maori lifestyles in modern New Zealand. It presents my own experiences and observations of Maori culture and is not intended in anyway to be the definitive view on all things Maori, but rather an introduction for those who want to know more about Maori culture and its place in everyday bicultural New Zealand.
At the moment I'm interested in basing the concept of the underlying typeface on the tukutuku framework or panels. tukutuku panels are important features of wharenui holding important storytelling in...