The Konyaks Last of the Tattooed Headhunters

Auteur: Phejin Konyak
Taal: Engels
The Konyaks
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9789351941125
  • Druk: 1
  • januari 2018
  • 200 pagina's
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The Konyaks - a once fearsome headhunting tribe in Nagaland on the border of Myanmar in northeast India - are well known for their iconic body and facial tattoos, originally earned for taking an enemy's head. This book - over four years in the making - is the personal journey of a Konyak woman who retraces the steps of her grandfather and great-grandfather by documenting her tribe's tattooing practices. She explores the Konyak's concept of beautification of the body using it as a canvas for art, with inscriptions marked on the skin as a form of rite of passage and cycle of life. With elegant and powerful portraits of elders, both men and women, this book preserves the unique but vanishing practices of the culture, together with tattoo patterns, their meanings, and the oral traditions attached to them in folktales, songs, poems and sayings. It includes descriptions and information on headhunting and tattooing practices; reasons behind them; techniques used; tattoo artists; different tattoo groups; types of tattoos; and personal stories.

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And now, Phejin [Konyak] has written a book, The Last Of The Tattooed Headhunters (Roli books), documenting the tattooing traditions and the headhunting rituals of her ancestors. She collaborated with photographer Peter Bos to explore the changing ways of life and culture of this warrior clan.--NPR I never felt intimidated or threatened -- they were very warm, recalled Bos, a Dutch portrait photographer, in a phone interview. We think of headhunting as something evil or rough, but for them it was more just a way of living.--CNN

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2018
Afmetingen
30,4 x 21,7 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
200 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Phejin Konyak Peter Bos
Co-auteur
Peter Bos
Uitgever
Roli Books Pvt Ltd

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EAN
9789351941125

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
652
Subtitel
Last of the Tattooed Headhunters
Thema Subject Code
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