User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <
The Konyaks - 9789351941125

Product Details

  • Product code: BRJEJ
  • ISBN: 9789351941125
  • Publisher: Roli Books Pvt Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 22.5cm x 30.7cm
  • Pages: 200
  • Publish date: 26/09/2018

The Konyaks (Hardback)

The Konyaks - 9789351941125

Phejin Konyak


  • Our price £40.49
  • RRP £45.00
  • Save £4.51
Notify me
Add to wish list
The Konyaks - a once fearsome headhunting tribe in Nagaland on the border of Myanmar in northeast India - are well known for their iconic body and facial tattoos, originally earned for taking an enemy's head. This book - over four years in the making - is the personal journey of a Konyak woman who retraces the steps of her grandfather and great-grandfather by documenting her tribe's tattooing practices. She explores the Konyak's concept of beautification of the body using it as a canvas for art, with inscriptions marked on the skin as a form of rite of passage and cycle of life. With elegant and powerful portraits of elders, both men and women, this book preserves the unique but vanishing practices of the culture, together with tattoo patterns, their meanings, and the oral traditions attached to them in folktales, songs, poems and sayings. It includes descriptions and information on headhunting and tattooing practices; reasons behind them; techniques used; tattoo artists; different tattoo groups; types of tattoos; and personal stories.

Share The Konyaks on Pinterest

Product Details

  • Product code: BRJEJ
  • ISBN: 9789351941125
  • Publisher: Roli Books Pvt Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 22.5cm x 30.7cm
  • Pages: 200
  • Publish date: 26/09/2018

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?

Rate & Review
  • Our price £40.49
  • RRP £45.00
  • Save £4.51
Notify me

We hope to have this item available again soon.


Add to Wishlist