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Indigenous Body Adornment     

by Art History 309 - Spring 2009

Matutaera Tawhiao - the 2nd Maori King

 

In this Wiki we will collaborate to create an encyclopedia of meanings, symbolisms, and examples of indigenous body adornment. 

You can add entries and links as well as new pages to organize this information.

Go to Class Wiki Assignment page.

Go to Team Introduction and Overview to see how your team folder should be organized.

Go to Tips and Ideas page

 


Class Blog- a place to add thoughts, files, or questions.


Team Readings 

 

Team Folders & Pages:

 

Polynesian Tattoo - group 1

Native American Adornment

Japanese Adornment

Asian Tattoo and Adornment

Jewelry

African Adornment

Polynesian Tattoo - group 2

 

 


Go to Sign-up Sheet for Personal Adornment Presentation

 


Types of Body Adornment:

 

Clothing

Tattoos

Jewelry

Hairstyles

 

 

Possible Team Research Topics

by Region:

South American

     (Canela, Kayapo)

Mezo-America

     (Maya, Aztec, Inca)

Africa

Native America

Arctic

     (Yupik, Alutiiq, Inuit)

Asia

     (Japan, Ainu, China)

Southeast Asia

     (Phillipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Malaysia)

Early European/Christian

Egyptian

Polynesia

     (Hawaii, Samoa, Marquesas, Tonga)

Micronesia

Melanesia

New Guinea

 

By Topic:

Appropriation - "Tribal Tattoos" & Cultural Property

     (in modern times or as taken on from sailors in Polynesia in the 18th century)

Scarification

Piercings

Hairstyles

Jewelry

Head shaping

Dental Alteration

Body/Face Painting

Tattooing

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other useful links:

AH309 Wiki Assignment

Wikis - Scholarly or Popular content?

 

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