Book: Oceanic Art by Nicholas Thomas

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1981 Photo Maureen Mackenzie.

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Peacock, mallard duck, parrot, chicken and other feathers. Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Photo Seth Joel.

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Theodore Kleinschmidt’s drawing of Tui Nadrau, the chief of Nadrau (central Viti Levu, Fiji), wrapped in barkcloth for ceremonial presentation, October 1877.

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Left: Fully tattooed Marquesan man, engraving after a drawing made in 1804. From G. H. von Langsdorf, Voyages and travels in various parts of the word. London, 1813-14.

Right: Male tattoo designs, Marquesas Islands. From Karl von den Steinen, Die Marquesaner und ihrer Kunst, Berlin, 1925-8.

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Photo John Hillelson Agency.

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