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Bob Maysmor co-founded the New Zealand Kitefliers Association in 1984. He has been an enthusiastic kite-maker for many years. A former director of the Dowse Art Museum, he is now curator at Pataka
Museum in Porirua. Bob lives at Paremata, near Wellington
As co-founder of the New Zealand Kitefliers Association and editor of its journal, I was often asked for information on Maori kites.
Most requests were answered from reference material I had gathered to satisfy my own curiosity. An upsurge of interest in international kiting history
together with heightened awareness of the material culture of the Maori, identified a need for an in-depth resource on Maori kites.
Kite-flying is growing in popularity and interest in Maori crafts is high; painters and sculptors are increasingly using kite imagery in their work. This is a book for anyone interested in Maori heritage and contemporary arts - kite-makers, kite-flyers, teachers, artists and the general public.
Hardcover, 112 pp incl. 16pp colour, richly illustrated, photos, maps and illustrations,
Published by Steele Roberts.
You can obtain a copy by either contacting the Publisher or by using the on-line form.[CLICK HERE]
Steele Roberts LTD
Box 9321 Wellington