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By Wendy S. Arbeit

ISBN-10: 0824834763

ISBN-13: 9780824834760

The paintings of Hawaiian artisans on the time of Western touch was once woven seamlessly into their daily lives and culture―the info of that are now misplaced. even supposing we will be able to not understand the items left to us with an identical intensity of knowing as early Hawaiians, we will take pleasure in their aesthetic traits and the ability utilized in their building, really whilst various items of an identical variety are seen together.

Links to the Past makes this attainable by means of reuniting greater than one thousand eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Hawaiian artifacts from over seventy associations and collections around the globe. The booklet is split into twenty-one sections (wooden bowls, gourds, stone vessels, etc.), every one brought with colour photos, fees from modern assets, and short historic and technical info. those are via dozens of line drawings (more than 1,400 in all) in accordance with genuine artifacts or pictures and attracted to scale inside of every one item classification. jointly they aid and improve studying approximately item shapes, styles, sizes, and, sometimes, swap through the years. exact and specified illustrations reproduce gourd, basket, and mat patterns―now pale and nearly invisible at the gadgets themselves―as sincerely and vibrantly as once they have been first created.

Links to the Past is exclusive in bringing jointly enormous quantities of conventional Hawaiian items in a single e-book. in terms of fanatics, helmets, and patterned water gourds, virtually each identified artifact is represented. a number of items offered right here have not often or by no means been noticeable in print. The ebook will end up necessary to these serious about the research and production of Pacific artwork and visible tradition and readers drawn to early cultural alternate and development and layout between indigenous cultures.

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30cmH Vienna 176 42 Gourds Collected during Cook’s third voyage 26cmH Cuming TN3306 Similar gourds are in many collections. 299 44 Gourds Collected in 1804 on Krusenstern Expedition 31cmH Zurich 02316 35cmH Munich 151 45 Links to the Past ~26cmH unknown (image from BPBM Ethnophoto file) 1803 33cmH 63cmC PE E5343 46 Gourds Believed collected on Cook’s third voyage. 1548 (2 views) Links to the Past Incised outlines visible.

And they seem to possess the art of varnishing; for some of these stained gourd-shells are covered with a kind of lacker. James Cook They have likewise a method of scoring them with a heated instrument, so as to give them the appearance of being painted, in a variety of neat and elegant designs. a kind of mask, made of a large gourd, with holes cut in it for the eyes and nose. The top was stuck full of small green twigs, which, at a distance, had the appearance of an elegant waving plume: and from the lower part hung narrow strips of cloth, resembling a beard.

Small bowls were for individuals and large ones for communal use. The protrusions were used to wipe food from the fingers. Despite their unique design and the large number found in collections, it seems strange that nothing was written about them at the time of their use. The well-worn wiper reflects its repeated service. 5cmL After a drawing of Berlin VI 8655. According to Arning the larger hollow was used by the chief and the smaller by his next in rank. A similar bowl belonged to Kamehameha I.

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