Maori Bird Lore by Murdoch Riley March 17 2015, 1 Comment
Purchase a 'Maori Bird Lore' and receive 'Know Your New Zealand Birds' booklet in March.
The 'Maori Bird Lore' is a beautiful bookfull of colourful illustrations by Keulemans. Myths and traditions, some coming from legendary Hawaiki. Outlines the spiritual significance to the Māori of various birds; their economic value for their flesh, feathers, oil, bones and skins, and the rituals deemed necessary to capture them. The ability of certain birds to predict future happenings is yet another fascinating subject covered.