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Tattoos from Paradise: Traditional Polynesian Patterns

Blackburn, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0764309412 / ISBN 13: 9780764309410
Published by Schiffer Pub Ltd
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0764309412 1999. 204 pages. Black cloth with white titling. Cloth lightly rubbed to edges, corners. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket rubbed to edges, small closed tear to spine head. Interior bright, unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2004135

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Title: Tattoos from Paradise: Traditional ...

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Traditional tattooing designs are depicted from the exotic Pacific Polynesian cultures of Easter Island, Hawaii, the Marquesas, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. The actual process and ceremonies involved in tattooing are described and illustrated with over 250 drawings and color illustrations of native people. Included are actual 19th century photographs as well as early exploration art, paintings, drawings, engravings, and artifacts all relating to tattooing.

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Mark Blackburn has been under the spell of the Polynesian Islands for twenty years, building one of the finest Polynesian art collections and libraries. He runs a successful import business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has a second home and art gallery in Hilo, Hawaii.

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