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Jagua, A Journey Into Body Art from the Amazon (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Carine Fabius , Pascal Giacomini , Cristina Mittermeier
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In search of the jagua fruit, author Carine Fabius takes readers on a journey into the deepest realms of the Amazon jungle, where a prized tattoo ink weaves magical tales into the heart and culture of the region's indigenous people.

Written in a breezy, engaging style, the book includes:

- 40 pages of gorgeous color photographs, including contributions by noted documentary photographer and travel writer Cristina Mittermeier
- Over 25 black & white photographs and illustrations
- The author's personal account of her and her artist/explorer husband's journey into the world of temporary body art, beginning with henna and culminating with the discovery of the jagua fruit's promise to deliver a beautiful tattoo that looks real — yet fades after two weeks
- Excerpts from her husband Pascal Giacomini's diary as he travels on a motorized dugout canoe into the deepest reaches of the jungle, where he spends weeks with an indigenous group called the Matsés
- Brief histories of various indigenous groups associated with jagua
- Personal and insightful essays by veteran explorers and lovers of the Amazon
- Information on the medicinal and mystical properties of the jagua fruit
- Magical tales and beliefs surrounding this extraordinary fruit
- A short history of tattoos
- A short history of ink
- Frequently asked questions (and answers, of course!) about jagua tattoos
- Overview of the Amazon, the Indians that populate the area, and issues that currently dominate throughout the region
- Traditional tales from the Amazon

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3851 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 212 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Kouraj Press (30 avril 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B007ZFB42Q
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Sans intérêt pour moi 23 juillet 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Je cherchais un livre sur l'art du tatouage au jagua côté pratique. J'ai parcouru le livre sans y trouver ce que j'espérais.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Beautiful book on Amazonian jagua fruit used for temporary body paint 10 juin 2010
Par Jagua Nana - Publié sur
This is a gorgeous book on an arcane subject. Unlike henna, whose use is well known and documented (and the focus of an earlier book by Fabius), the Amazonian jagua fruit is virtually unknown to the wider world, so it demanded a broader treatment. Fabius--with a huge assist from her husband and business partner, Pascal Giacomini--has delivered. It's everything you could want to know about jagua--a journey into the history, anthropology, physiology, ethnology and folklore of jagua, as well as all the how-to's of jagua tattoo. The photos (by Pascal Giacomini and Cristina Mittermeier) are exquisite. Also noteworthy are Giacomini's journal of his trip to the heart of the Amazon and his encounter with the Matsés; and two other gripping first-person essays chronicling time spent with Amazon peoples.

Critics might complain that Jagua defies genres and dabbles in this and that. It's true, but so what? The author can't resist sharing details of her research in a voice by turns intimate, funny, sensuous and wry--starting with the humorous saga of how she and her husband got into the tattoo business. To this and the personal narratives cited above, Fabius adds ethnographic information on a baker's dozen of Amazonian peoples (in addition to the Matsés) whose traditions include jagua. Then there are the jagua tales (e.g. `'How the Jagua Tree Came to Be..."; "Why the Moon Has Markings on Its Surface"; "The Invention of Sex"). The medicinal uses of jagua. The comparison of henna and jagua. A short history of tattoos. Not to mention how to use jagua. There are even appendixes offering further info about Amazonia, plus other (non-jagua) tales--e.g. the Legend of the Pink Dolphin. Whether you're a member of the tattoo nation, an artist looking for inspiration, or just someone drawn to the obscure, you should find this book informative and charming.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating Read, Visually Stunning 21 juin 2010
Par C. R. Fischer - Publié sur
Not only is this book beautiful - the photos are amazing - it's informative, yet non-academic, easy to read and super interesting. Perfect for anyone interested in body art or art in general. It truly is a "journey into body art from the Amazon".

The personal story about the spunky author, her adventurer husband and their innovative henna tattoo business is beautifully woven with a well-researched history of the people of the Amazon; the various tribes, a short and fascinating history of tattoos and the unveiling of the magical and mysterious Jagua fruit. Part journal, part cultural exploration, part memoir, part photo essay, this book brings it all together in one entertaining, smart and visually striking package. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Interesting Journey Indeed 5 août 2010
Par Sheilan - Publié sur
JUGUA - A Journey Into Body Art From The Amazon is an interesting weaving of knowledge and information and myths and stories on and around the topic of the jaguar fruit and the culture/people who utilize it. It is fascinating and well written by Fabius with a few supporting essays by others and wonderful photos of Giacomini's journey into the Amazon. The two who bring us this book are the pioneers of temporary body art in this country and the process of how it all happened is an interesting journey to read about. It is a must read for all who are into the tattoo and body art world.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazon Adventure Benefits Natives 9 juillet 2010
Par Anne L. Wingate - Publié sur
This commercial adventure to the Brazilian Amazon region might smack of National Geographic, but the author's style is charmingly personal. The photos taken by her husband are magnificent and intimate at the same time. Thanks for taking me along!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Wonderful Journey Into The Body Art From The Amazon 7 décembre 2010
Par Andrea Garrison - Publié sur
In the book Jagua A Journey Into Body Art from the Amazon by Carine Fabius we get to learn about the origins of this natural temporary skin dye called Jagua. This book is based on the journals of Pascal Giacomini and the experiences he encountered when he visited the Amazon in search of the Jagua. We get a great overview of the history, the culture, the beauty, the philosophy and the heart of the regions indigenous people who use this fruit to adorn their bodies with elaborate creative ornamentations. In addition to the carefully warm well written story this book is beautifully illustrated with spectacular colorful photographs taken by Pascal Giacomini and Christina Mittermeier. After reading this book I have a greater appreciation for tattoos and the stories behind them. If you ever want to try a tattoo it is nice to know that there is an all natural temporary alternative. If you decide to order the Earth Jagua Body Art Set you will get this book, the temporary tattoo kit and a documentary film by artist Pascal Giacomini on his journey into the Amazon jungle. It is a wonderful gift set for all tattoo lovers and those who just want a glimpse of the world of body art. For more information on Jagua, Carine Fabius and Pascal Giacomini visit the Earth Henna website and listen to the onlinewithandrea interview with Carine Fabius and Pascal Giacomini.

Andrea Garrison
Host/Producer Onlinewithandrea
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