26 Aug 2018

The history of Samoan Tatau - 30 centuries in the making

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 26 August 2018

Thirty centuries of Samoan tattooing have been chronicled in a new book Tatau, released earlier this month. Te Papa curator Sean Mallon and  French anthropologist Sebastien Galliot collaborated on the book. Sebastien's ethnographic field work complemented Samoan-New Zealand Sean's knowledge of the global context of tatau.