Book

Tattooing in the Marquesas

Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonolulu • Published In 1922 • Pages: 26 , 38 plates

By: Handy, Willowdean C..

Abstract
The author served as volunteer associate with the Marquesas party of the Bayard Dominick Expedition of 1920-21. This study is based upon her collection of tattooing designs found among the natives while with the expedition and supplemented by information gleaned from existing literary sources. The social significance of tattooing, the method of execution, the classification of typical designs, and the stylistic differences between the southeastern and northwestern island groups are discussed in detail.
Subjects
Body alterations
Decorative art
Cultural participation
culture
Marquesas
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Polynesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Traveler-5
Analyst
Robert Lee ; 1959: John Beierle; 2010
Coverage Date
1920-1921
Coverage Place
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific
Notes
by Willowdean Chatterson Handy
Bayard Dominick expedition. Publication no. 3
Includes bibliographical references (p. 26)
LCCN
23015100
LCSH
Tattooing--French Polynesia--Marquesas Islands
Ethnology--French Polynesia--Marquesas Islands
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)--Social life and customs