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Woodcarver

Woodcarving Traditions Run Deep in Maori Culture

While most cultures see woodcarving and carpentry as a hobby or a profession, members of New Zealand’s Maori tribes view these activities as a vital connection to their ancestors and their community. The art of woodworking is deeply ingrained in the fabric of Maori culture. Before Europeans arrived in New Zealand in the 18th century, Read the full article

The New Book About Sam Maloof Is Incredible

Have you ever heard of Sam Maloof? If you are a woodcarver, he’s somebody you should know. Maloof was praised by President Jimmy Carter. Carter called Maloof “the best woodworker who ever lived.” That kind of praise deserves an investigation!   Born in 1916, Maloof learned English as a third language. His parents were from Read the full article