Firth, Raymond William, 1901-. Tatooing in Tikopia

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Title: Tatooing in Tikopia

Published in: Man -- Vol. 36

Published By: Man -- Vol. 36 1937. 173-177 p.: ill.

By line: [by] Raymond Firth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Tikopia (OT11)

Subjects: Body alterations (304);

Abstract: This article consists of a brief description of tattooing in Tikopia, including material on specialists, transmission of the skill, special tools, designs, and associated ritual. An account of the traditional origin of the art is also presented.

Document Number: 10

Document ID: ot11-010

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1928-1929

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: W.W. Stein

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands

LCSH: Tikopia (Solomon Islands people)


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