Art craftsmen : I see, Polynesian hook

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Artisan d’art : matau, l’hameçon polynésien

I see, Polynesian hook, expresses the concepts of eternity, cycles, and return inalienable things and beings. For the demigod is civilizing hero. Maui made islands reappear dark abysses of the ocean that kept them, clinging to his magical hook to give men a new era prestige and glory. It is mostly shaped in the nacre of the pearl oyster using saws or coral stone, lime in coral or sea urchin spines and spikes drill shell, themselves driven by flying to drill pump ....

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Art craftsmen : jewelry

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Artisan d’art : les bijoux

In Tahiti the jewelry is not a symbol of vanity of human desires and, on the contrary. Made of the finest materials from the bowels of the earth or the sea, they come to represent the unknown riches of the unconscious. Understand that the raw material, as valuable as it, becomes jewel after a meticulous and creative, is giving its full human dimension to this activity. The work of jewelers Polynesian is full of this kind of gravity that makes him pick the most beautiful shells on the distant shores of the Tuamotu, choose the pearls ...

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Art craftsmen : the tiki

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Artisan d’art : le tiki

Tiki, the first human being, bewitched those who wanted to own it. To protect and use its powers against his enemies, the ancient Polynesians had to sculpt an image in stone or wood and make offerings necessary for a good mind wants to penetrate. Then he became a sorcerer parent and misfortune to the enemies of the family ! A tiki carving in wood is now an artistic flair that everyone has not. Kehu owns. Kehu lives in the Marquesas Islands, an archipelago in the far north of Tahiti ; Like many of the greatest sculptors of tikis. Tehu like ...

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Bruno Curet, woodburning artist

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Bruno Curet, artiste pyrograveur

For a year and a half, Bruno Curet has not stopped creating. His technique of pyrography, it continues to improve. But because he likes to try other methods, he began woodworking as he likes to say with humor. But rather advanced carpentry ! Forty paintings to the ninth exposure, the theme of the latter is the prowl. Bruno Curet : It is true that as the name of the exhibition suggests, I decided to call it "vagrancy" because I had decided to use all the techniques I was doing ...

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Tumoana, building canoes Vairao

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Tumoana, la construction de pirogues à Vairao

Marguerite Lai : That you follow your broadcast tower Mata'eina'a, hello. Father and son, what do they ? This is what we will discover today Vairao. Let us talk Tumoana canoes manufactured in molds ... Tumoana, hello. Hello Marguerite. I saw just now paint cans ... You paint houses ? Not, it is not that at all. These are pots of resin. There has also paint, for painting canoes. Here, we build canoes. How exactly do you do to carve canoes ? You bring the trunks of the valley far to prune ? Today, we do ...

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