leurs trésors ont une âme


  • Huhana Smith

Explore the richness of the Māori world through taonga tawhito and contemporary art.

Māori, leurs trésors ont une âme features impressive, highly valued customary and contemporary taonga. These treasures, accompanied by photographs and personal stories, portray a contemporary, indigenous culture of great artistic depth and illuminate the values that continue to drive Māori creative and political expression today.

Based on a unique exhibition at Te Papa, Māori, their treasures have a soul introduces key concepts that underpin the Māori world - mana, whakapapa and kaitiakitanga - and explores the historical struggle for tino rangatiratanga, or self-determination.


  • 192 pages
  • 21,5 x 24,5 cm
  • 155 illustrations
  • paperback
  • 29,50 €

Co-published by musée du quai Branly and Somogy éditions d’art