Story: Crafts and applied arts

Woodcarving class, Wellington Technical School, 1897

Woodcarving class, Wellington Technical School, 1897

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries woodcarving was a popular craft medium for women. Tuition was available at technical schools and female graduates used their skills in the home after they had married, or in business. This class of 1897 at Wellington Technical School was dominated by women – only one male student is visible.

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Early craft education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45269/woodcarving-class-wellington-technical-school-1897 (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014