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Tattoo traditions of Hawai'i

Author: Tricia Allen
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii : Mutual Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthropologist and tattooist Tricia Allen has harnessed centuries of knowledge about Hawaiian tattoos and has created this fascinating, comprehensive reference book that can be enjoyed by both tattoo enthusiasts and cultural scholars. Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii describes the evolution of Hawaiian tattooing as an art and science tracing it from its early roots in ancient Polynesia; presents motif, meaning,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tricia Allen
ISBN: 1566477700 9781566477703
OCLC Number: 63297611
Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The ancient tattoo --
The Pacific context --
Overview of the resources --
The early accounts --
Summary of the early source material --
Native Hawaiian sources --
Academic sources --
Mythological origins --
Motif meaning and placement --
Tools and techniques --
Summary of the ancient art --
The contemporary tattoo --
The tattooists --
Choosing a tattoo.
Responsibility: Tricia Allen.
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"Anthropologist and tattooist Tricia Allen has harnessed centuries of knowledge about Hawaiian tattoos and has created this fascinating, comprehensive reference book that can be enjoyed by both tattoo enthusiasts and cultural scholars. Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii describes the evolution of Hawaiian tattooing as an art and science tracing it from its early roots in ancient Polynesia; presents motif, meaning, placement, tools and techniques along with personal observations and commentary in meticulous and graphic detail; discusses contemporary Hawaiian tattooing within the context of contact with the Western world; and includes drawings of designs and patterns for ideas and consideration"--Publisher's description.

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