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Tatau : A cultural history of Samoan tattooing - Sean Mallon


A cultural history of Samoan tattooing

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2018
ISBN: 9781742236162
Number Of Pages: 320

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A strikingly designed and richly illustrated retelling of the unique history of Samoan tattooing, from 3000 years ago to today.

The Samoan Islands are unusual in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the design of the full male tattoo, the pe'a has evolved in subtle ways since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, meaningful and powerful as it ever was.

This first history of Samoan tatau explores the people, encounters, events and external forces that have defined Samoan tattooing over many centuries.

Stunningly illustrated with images of nineteenth and twentieth century and contemporary Samoan tattoos, along with intricate diagrams of designs and motifs, Tatau is the definitive guide to this rich and influential living art form.

ISBN: 9781742236162
ISBN-10: 1742236162
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 2018
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.0
Weight (kg): 1.2

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