August 08, 2014
Maori art on show in Malaysia
Work in wood, pounamu, bone, stone, bronze and flax from the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute has gone on show in Malaysia.
Director Karl Johnstone says Tuku Iho, the Living Legacy is part of Penang’s hugely popular month-long George Town Festival of arts and culture.
He says its opening is a great way to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which falls on 9 August.
During the show staff and students from the institute will give performances and interact with the Malaysian arts community and visitors.
They will also run workshops on the making and use of traditional Maori weaponry.
After Penang Tuko Iho will be shown in Brunei and it will then open in Santiago, Chile next March.
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