The Last Tattooed Women Of Kalinga
33 in stock
Jake Verzosa, Philippines
Steidl Publishing, 2017
96 pages, 66 images
Hardback / Clothbound
Dimensions, 26.8 x 33 cm
The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga presents a series of portraits by Jake Verzosa who laments and celebrates a dying tradition of tattooing in villages throughout the Cordillera mountains in the northern Philippines. For nearly a thousand years the Kalinga women have proudly worn these lace-like patterns or batok on their skin as symbols of beauty, wealth, stature and fortitude. Applied as part of a painful ritual, the vivid tattoos—abstractions of motifs such as ferns, rice bundles, centipedes and flowing rivers—reflect a rite of passage and a powerful bond with nature. Yet today this intricate form of self-adornment has largely been abandoned due to changing aesthetic perceptions.
If you would like to arrange for the book to be shipped overseas, key in your address and country during check-out and the shipment fee should reflect in the summary.
+SGD$5.20 – with shipment to Malaysia and Brunei
+SGD$17 – with shipment to Asia and Pacific (except Australia, Japan and New Zealand)
+SGD$24 – with shipment to countries in the rest of the world including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Africa, US, EU & Middle East