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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2012
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Kouraj Press
SELLER
Archieboy Holdings, LLC
SIZE
15.8
MB

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