Maori collections of the British Museum

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The British Museum holds the largest Maori collections outside New Zealand, including some items of major artistic and cultural significance. This important book contains a substantial introduction including a history of the study of Maori material culture in Britain and New Zealand and a history of the BM collection and how it was acquired. This is followed by a detailed catalogue describing over 2,300 items ? including woodcarvings, model canoes and paddles, domestic equipment, cloaks, baskets and bags, jewellery, musical instruments, ceremonial objects, fishing and hunting equipment, tools, weapons, and modern ceramics ? an appendix listing collectors, donors and vendors, a glossary, and about 340 photographs illustrating approximately 500 objects.

  • Product Code: CMC25947
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 336 pages
  • Illustrations: 300 b/w illus 40 colour plates

The British Museum holds the largest Maori collections outside New Zealand, including some items of major artistic and cultural significance. This important book contains a substantial introduction including a history of the study of Maori material culture in Britain and New Zealand and a history of the BM collection and how it was acquired. This is followed by a detailed catalogue describing over 2,300 items ? including woodcarvings, model canoes and paddles, domestic equipment, cloaks, baskets and bags, jewellery, musical instruments, ceremonial objects, fishing and hunting equipment, tools, weapons, and modern ceramics ? an appendix listing collectors, donors and vendors, a glossary, and about 340 photographs illustrating approximately 500 objects.

  • Product Code: CMC25947
  • PAGES: 336 pages