TATTOOS OF INDOCHINA: MAGIC, DEVOTION & PROTECTION
[Tattoo - Traditional - Indochina]
Over 330 color images display the designs, sacred images, and scripts that are the tattoo art of Indochina. Traditional tattoo forms dating back over a thousand years are presented, expressing the combined animist-tribal beliefs and deep religious faith of a complex and spiritual people. Despite the encroachment of the global community, the skilled priests and specialists of Indochina continue to create tattoo magic today, as displayed and described in a fascinating text. Interviews with individuals using rituals and symbolsreveal the creative process expressed through their tattoos that help them cope with the unpredictable nature of their lives.
Schiffer Books (2002) 160 p 20 x 26 cm - Softcover