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A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing

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Author: Mallon, Sean
Galliot, Sebastien
Publication Date:Aug 2018
Publisher:Te Papa Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.99
Book Description:

A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND RICHLY ILLUSTRATED RETELLING OF THE UNIQUE AND POWERFUL HISTORY OF SAMOAN TATTOOING, FROM 3000 YEARS AGO TO MODERN PRACTICES. The Samoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the full male tattoo, the pe'a has evolved in subtle ways in its design since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, meaningful, and powerful as it ever was. This cultural history is the first...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Art / Body Art & Tattooing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.75 x 10 Inches

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