It’s a double whammy! A dramatic retelling of how Maui slowed the sun and how he brought the knowledge of making fire to the world!Read More 20 – Maui and the Sun (plus how he brought fire to the world!)
We round out our discussion of Maori carving talking about motifs, with a focus on depictions of humans as well as talking about the carvers themselves. I also get excited about charcoal on rocks towards the end…Read More 19 – A Carver and His Carvings
We discuss the mythical origins of carving along with the two main styles and finish with a short talk about tokotoko, orator’s staffs! Oh, and there is a giveaway too!Read More 18 – Bringing Art to the Surface
We talk about toki poutangata, ceremonial adzes, as well as some of the other tools used by traditional Maori carvers.Read More 17 – I Need to Adze You a Question
Today we start our next major Maori culture topic, carving. This episode we discuss how to make and use toki, adzes, as well as their mythological origins!Read More 16 – AND MY ADZE!!!
A short little episode about the Maori new year: Matariki!Read More 15 – Matariki
A dramatic retelling of the origins of our favourite trickster: Maui!Read More 14 – Birth of a Legend