Tattooing Among the Arabs of Iraq (1937) by Winnifred Smeaton


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  • Article is 9 pages (pp. 53-61) 
  • RARE, OUT OF PRINT! Highly Collectible
  • original staple bound pamphlet
  • fully referenced with Bibliography
  • 2 illustrations
  • ISBN N/A
  • American Anthropologist, 1937 (vol. 39, no. 1), Jan-March. 
  • SUBJECT LISTING: Anthropology; Indigenous Studies; Tattoo; Medicinal Studies; Visual Studies
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Tattooing Among the Arabs of Iraq is a rare out-of-print illustrated pamphlet covering in detail the tattooing practices of the Arabs in Iraq and is based on the author’s fieldwork in 1934 under the auspices of the Field Museum (Chicago). This is the original 1st edition reprint published in 1937 with light blue printed wrappers. Includes information on medicinal and magical tattooing. 

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*Condition: Very Good++. Solid and firm copy. Staple bound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Interior in excellent condition, no marks, stains, or tears. Very slight foxing to edge of cover wrappers. Looks unused, unread. See pic.