TAIWAN Formosa Taiwan Atayal women Formosa Taiwan; Tattooing 1900 old print
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TAIWAN. Formosa Taiwan. Atayal women, Formosa Taiwan; Tattooing 1900 old print

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Atayal women, Formosa - Tattooing is largely practised by both sexes in the northern half of the savage territory as being ornamental and, in some tribes, as a mark of maturity or a sign of rank. The forehead and chin are tattooed with short heavy vertical lines, and the women, on attaining maturity, add a complex pattern in pale blue, leading from the mouth in an upward curve to the ears and measuring nearly an inch in width'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 20.5 x 14.5cm, 8 x 5.75 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique photographic book illustration

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture


PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an Introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London

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