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Tatau : a history of Sāmoan tattooing

Author: Sean Mallon; Sebastien Galliot
Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Te Papa Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sāmoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the design of the full male tattoo, the peʻa, has evolved in subtle ways since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, meaningful, and powerful as it ever was. This richly illustrated cultural history is the first publication to examine 3000 years of Sāmoan tatau. Through a chronology  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Mallon; Sebastien Galliot
ISBN: 9780994136244 0994136242
OCLC Number: 1048877250
Description: 327 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Tatau: ancient traces --
Tatau: European encounters and observations, 1722-1900 --
Tatau, Persistence and change, 1900-2000 --
Tatau as a ritual institution, 2000-2010 --
Tatau and its globalisation, 2000-2017.
Responsibility: Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot.

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Tatau: A History of Samoan Tattooing is the first publication to examine 3000 years of Samoan tatau. Through a chronology rich with people, encounters and events it describes how Samoan tattooing has  Read more...

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