11 Dec 2016

Clive Fugill on Māori carving tools

From Standing Room Only, 12:20 pm on 11 December 2016

The history of Māori carving tools is a rich one, ranging from the contemporary and the traditional back to the mythical. Clive Fugill is Master Carver at the NZ Māori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua, where he learned his craft in the late 1960s.

His new book – Te Toki Me Te Whao: The Story and Use of Maori Tools – examines the creation and evolution of implements like the toki (adze) and whao (chisel).

Lynn Freeman asks Clive whether there are still questions to be answered about historic tools.