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Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth

Hiapo( )
Author: Pule, John
Thomas, Nicholas
Illustrator: Pule, John
Publication Date:Jan 2005
Publisher:Otago University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Tapa, or barkcloth, is called hiapo in the language of Niue island in central Polynesia.Most known pieces of hiapo were produced between 1850 and 1900. They are now dispersed, largely in museum collections, all over the world. The illustrations in this book, most of which are in full colour, bring together hiapo from all over the world. The authors have worked on the project for a decade, visiting museums, collecting information, travelling to Niue, talking to old people there, trying...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Art / Australian & Oceanian
Art / General
Design / Textile & Costume
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8 x 10 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:1.6 Pounds

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