Pyrography or pokerwork was a popular craft in the early 20th century. It involves decorating wood and other materials such as leather with burn marks made by a heated tool. This advertisement for pyrography supplies was published in the Auckland Arts and Crafts club catalogue of 1912. As the image shows, it was seen as a suitable craft for women.
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Reference: Auckland Arts & Crafts Club: catalogue of the first annual exhibition, held at Coburg Street, Auckland. Auckland: Auckland Arts & Crafts Club, 1912 (B-K-1098-1)
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