This is not a Grass Skirt: On fibre skirts (liku) and female tattooing (veiqia) in nineteenth century Fiji (Hardback)Karen Jacobs (author)
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This book is based on a systematic investigation of previously understudied liku in museums collections around the world. Through the prism of one garment, multiple ways of looking at dress are considered, including their classification in museums and archives. Also highlighted are associated tattooing (veiqia) practices, perceptions of modesty, the intricacies of intercultural encounters and the significance of collections and cultural heritage today.
The book is intended for those interested in often neglected women's objects and practices in the Pacific, in dress and adornment more generally and in the use of museum collections and archives. It is richly illustrated with rare and previously unpublished paintings and drawings, as well many examples of liku themselves.
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Number of pages: 236
Dimensions: 254 x 180 mm
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