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Jagua, A Journey Into Body Art from the Amazon (English Edition)
 
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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
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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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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Interesting Journey Indeed 5 août 2010
Par Sheilan - Publié sur Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
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!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating Read, Visually Stunning 21 juin 2010
Par C. R. Fischer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Beautiful book on Amazonian jagua fruit used for temporary body paint 10 juin 2010
Par Jagua Nana - Publié sur Amazon.com
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.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 jagua book 14 mai 2013
Par Ivonne Florez - Publié sur Amazon.com
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pictures are beautiful.
story is quite empty.

the authors are painters, not writers.

My boyfriend works with Jagua in Colombia,
so I bought it for him. I told him to rip out the pictures,
and dispose of the book.
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