Marquesans - Marquesas Islands
Marquesans | Hiva Oa, Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands | French Polynesia, 2016
Historically, there was no written language in Polynesia, and the tatu, or tattoo, was used to show identity, status and genealogy through shapes and symbols. The finer the work, the wealthier its owner would be.
With your purchase you support Indigenous communities taking their heritage into the future
With its projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation (JNF) is completing the circle Jimmy has started. As cultures are rapidly changing through time, and the world’s cultural diversity is at risk, now is the moment to act. The JNF supports Indigenous communities in preserving and passing on their traditional heritage and knowledge by investing in reciprocity and educational projects.
Limited to 19
074 x 062 cm - Edition of 9
120 x 100 cm - Edition of 6
170 x 140 cm - Edition of 3
207 x 170 cm - Edition of 1