John Moore

Mahoe

Mahoe by John Moore

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The easily kindled mahoe tree is one of the best woods to scrape with a hardwood, such as totara, to make fire. Mahoe was also used by early P?keh? in the production of charcoal to make certain kinds of gunpowder. (Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai, 2004)

Title
Mahoe
Artist/creator
Production date
1930s
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
101 x 82 mm
Inscription
(below image) JLM (l.r.). (within image) MANUKA (vertical - l.r.). (@ holes punched l.h. paper margin).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Josephine K Forbes in memory of her uncle, John L Moore, 1991
Accession no
1991/20/1
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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