In December 1642 the first meeting between Māori and Europeans took place: Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri and Abel Tasman. This encounter is illustrated from a 17th century point of view in the now iconic image of the 'Murderer's Bay'. Project 'View on Golden Bay' wants to rebuild this illustration with the help of views from artists, writers and researchers from both New Zealand and The Netherlands. The project will result in a book and exhibition. (read more).  In december 1642 vond de eerste ontmoeting plaats tussen Māori en Europeanen: Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri en Abel Tasman. Deze ontmoeting wordt vanuit 17e eeuw Europees perspectief weergegeven in de inmiddels iconografische illustratie van de 'Moordenaarsbaai'. Project 'Zicht op Golden Bay' wil dit beeld opnieuw opbouwen met behulp van inzichten van kunstenaars, schrijvers en onderzoekers uit zowel Nieuw-Zeeland als Nederland. Het project zal resulteren in een boek en expositie. (lees meer).


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Traditional Maori Dress: Recovery of a Seventeenth–Century Style?  Traditionele Maori Kleding: Herontdekking van een Zeventiende Eeuwse Stijl?

2012/03/13 18:09, 1 comment  13/03/2012 18:09, 1 reactie

Early European images of Maori present a range of diverse information. In the past, some of this information has been deemed less than reliable, but recent research has succeeded in validating some of the early material that was formerly repudiated. A variety of multidisciplinary methodologies, from art history, ethnology and Maori studies, as well as clothing design and textile technology, were used to examine the New Zealand work of four prenineteenth century graphic artists. The comparison of elements from works by Isaac Gilsemans, Sydney Parkinson, Williams Hodges and John Webber produced evidence that prior to European contact, traditional Maori dress included a style that was quite different from the stereotypical image that has dominated the last 200 years. Subsequent experimentation with textiles has enabled the recovery of this classic style of traditional Maori dress.

By Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace. Read the whole paper online here (from Pacific Arts, the journal of the Pacific Arts Association, vol. 1, 2006, pp. 54-64). Door Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace. Lees hier het gehele artikel online (uit Pacific Arts, the journal of the Pacific Arts Association, vol. 1, 2006, pp. 54-64).

  1. Robert Jenkin schreef:

    Interesting. What were these garments made from?

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