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    Stephen Myhre(Author)

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Bone Craving is an old as civilisation itself. Even some of the oldest bone artefacts have decorative features that are clearly necessary for their functional nature. Showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since the earliest times. In Bone Carving, Stephen Myhre has drawn with great sensitivity, on techniques and styles of carving from a wide range of Pacific cultures, particulary Maori. The result is a superbly practical handbook for anyone embarking upon this rapidly growing craft.

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  • PDF | 116 pages
  • Stephen Myhre(Author)
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd (July 31, 2000)
  • English
  • 8
  • Arts & Photography

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  • By Annette J. on May 28, 2016

    A most excellent book for the beginning & even intermediate phone carver!Lists materials & techniques absolutely essential for anyone considering carving bone/antler/horn!A must have for the beginning bone carver!

  • By Michelle Bremer on August 5, 2015

    Wish it had more education. Wish it had more pictures in color.

  • By Martha on December 27, 2010

    This book on bone carving, was received in a very timely manner and in excellent condition. My son was very pleased with this book. Thank you for your quick and efficient handling of my order!

  • By Morrigan on May 6, 2005

    The whole book seems confused...chapters are oddly out of sequence, real descriptions of how to accomplish a given step are either lacking, unclear or printed in the wrong order...much is said about how traditional bone carving is etc, but the info on how to actually carve is almost nonexistant - we have pictures of the raw bone with a sketch on it, then a sawed out version, and then the finished piece. What happens between these stages is left to the imagination. Nowhere in the book the actual carving process is depicted.Exactly two-and-a-half pages are devoted to material preparation, which is neither sufficient not the complete process. The fact that inlays can be made is mentioned in passing, but no information is given to how.Add to the whole that the language is sometimes strange, with an odd choice of words, and the result is, I'm sorry to say, a confused mess.Clearly not what I had in mind to learn about techniques. If you are interested in some pictures of finished carvings, you might liek it - otherwise skip it.

  • By SD Keating on July 1, 2001

    This is a very well written, well illustrated book on the complete process of New Zealand bone carving. The book covers making your own carving tools, creating designs, choosing material, all stages of carving and finishing, and string lashing techniques. The author smoothly mixes traditional designs and techniques with modern interpretations and tools. This is a complete how-to book if you want to create beautiful bone jewelry, or just a fascinating read if you are interested in Maori culture. If you enjoy this book, also try Moko: The Art and History of Maori Tattooing by H. G. Robley.

  • By Scott Thomson on April 17, 2000

    I purchased this book not having any experience with bone carving, and it has got me started in a big way! I now carve and have successfully sold my own carvings. It is instructional in both the history and techniques of bone carving. The illustrations are great. The author provides an excellent step-by-step approach to carving, including preparing the bones, tools to use in carving, and finishing techniques (including braiding necklace cords). It has been my only source of information and has been all I have needed. I whole-heartedly recommend it!

  • By Foosula on November 2, 2006

    The book provides excellent info on tool creation, braiding techniques and many other hard to find carving concepts.The photos are excellent but are usually not shown in an order that makes sense. Good enough to get the idea though.If you want good information on a wide variety of carving techniques this is a great book for it.


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