Marae Book: The Heart of Maori Culture
The unique place where Māori culture is expressed and upheld is explored in this Marae book. Generally, Maraes are repositories of genealogy, provide a sense of pride for Māori as symbols of identity and are vibrant places where people experience authentic Māori culture.
For a comprehensive concise guide, this book outlines the marae; how it is arranged, the buildings there, the functions of and gatherings held there, and the cultural understandings. It also includes the values underpinning common custom and protocol. In addition, the photographs and text work together to clearly identify the buildings on the marae, the constituent parts of buildings and features, such as woven panels and carvings. It also depicts the type of events held at there and roles people have.
Author: Huia Publishing
First Published 2015
This product is also available for purchase in store at the Cable Car Museum and Wellington Museum.