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Painted Bodies: African Body Painting, Tattoos, and Scarification [Hardcover]

Painted Bodies: African Body Painting, Tattoos, and Scarification [Hardcover]

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Painted Bodies: African Body Painting, Tattoos, and Scarification [Hardcover]

The seminal volume on body painting and adornment by the world's preeminent photographers of African culture. Following the international masterpiece Africa Adorned, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have focused on the traditions of body painting spanning the vastly unique cultures of the African continent.

In a contemporary world so fascinated with tattoos and piercings, Beckwith and Fisher document the origins of these fashionable adornments as passed down through African tribal culture.Featured are portraits of the richly colored, detailed, and exquisite body paintings of the Surma, Karo, Maasai, Himba, and Hamar peoples, among others.

Drawing from expeditions in the field and firsthand experiences with African peoples and cultures over the past thirty years and with more than 250 spectacular photographs, this is the definitive work on the expressiveness and imagination of African cultural painting of the human body.
Product Weight: 7.87 lb

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Standard Body Jewelry Measurements

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Standard Body Jewelry Threading

Ensure compatibility between standard (non-custom) PainfulPleasures body jewelry parts using the tables below. More information on threading, including custom thread patterns, can be found in our Threading Infocenter article.

Internally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the top and/or end, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the barbell shaft.

Internal Thread Patterns by Gauge

Gauge

18g, 16g

14g, 12g

10g–00g

Internal Thread Pattern

0.8mm or 0.9mm

1.2mm

2.0mm


Externally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the barbell shaft, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the top and/or end.

External Thread Patterns by Gauge

Gauge

18g, 16g

14g, 12g, 10g

External Thread Pattern

1.2mm

1.6mm

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