Te Toki me te Whao: The Story and Use of Māori Tools


Te Toki me te Whao is the first book by one of New Zealand’s most esteemed experts in wood carving – and the first dedicated to Maori tool technology since Elsdon Best’s Stone Implements of the Maori (1912).

Building on a lifetime of study and experience, Clive Fugill provides a complete historical record as well as a practical guide in the use of Maori tools and technology. The book traces the mythical origins of wood carving and stone implements in the Pacific, location and use of materials in New Zealand, the manufacture of tools, and how to use them in making works in wood, stone and bone.

Illustrated with over 80 of Clive’s drawings, the book also features colour photos by Chris Hoult.